Friday, August 12, 2011

A COLLABORATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORDS WITH MELISSA TANDOC

In our series of collaborations with some wonderful poetesses and poets, we now add Melissa Tandoc to that list. Melissa's blog is simply named Depth http://www.grazieadio.blogspot.com/ but it is not just a simple blog. This is a woman with deep convictions and beliefs and she shares them with us in well thought out passages. 
I will let Melissa describe herself:

M
Quezon City, Philippines
A citizen of the world...an itinerant...i've lived my life following my heart... and carrying my tent wherever God takes me... a product of the "carpe diem" society... an incurable optimist and people lover...open to life's surprises... i always believe that GOD has something GREAT in store for each one of us...

It is with great pleasure that I combine my images with her words, her thoughts and her passion!


Rainfalls and Summer


Oh, why does it take so long to heal?
Dark clouds...grey skies!




One moment to the next
Are passages from warmth to shade.
Keep them coming,
Oh tears why can't you stop?




How could love dwell in such a place?
Focused on just one area
That continually digs its way to the pit.
Delve deep




   Take it away from me...






Oh, cheer up dear heart! 
The sun now ascends to great heights
Resplendent the rays
Burning my soul alight




Kiss the rain 
One last time


Embrace life!




Melissa it was a pleasure using your words and ideas for an inspiration. I hope you approve of my choices for images!!  


I have been getting many request for collaborations, so much taht I will be doing two this month. If you would like to collaborate in the future please let me know. please plan a lag of about 1 to 2 months, 
this means that if you would like to work together get in touch with me as soon as possible.





20 comments:

Nelieta said...

Bravo!!!! Excellent!!! Well done!!! Jim and Melissa you have done an outstanding job!

Alejandro said...

Another great collaboration brilliant Melissa and Jim

A

JIM said...

Thank You Nelieta and AJ.. this has been a pleasure and quite honestly lots of fun!!!!


Jim

melissa said...

hmmm...now I have to enter your mind and penetrate your thoughts for the images you've chosen :P... it works two ways...

I thought you'll be using only clouds and skies but the images of a couple came and it gave the poem a different shape...and you've given the poem a different measure --- You are truly creative Jim.

You've always uplifted my spirit through your kind words, your blog and images. You've posted this at the right time.

I liked how you've given the images a passage themselves through the gradual release of colors of the sky... and the couple journeying together through time...

You are wonderful...Grazie tantissimo!

JIM said...

Melissa it was such a pleasure to take your wonderful thoughts and try to create a flow with my images! Thank You for the opportunity!! You might not want to enter my mind, penetrating my thoughts could be confusing at best lol...Downright scary at times lol

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I love the idea of these collaborations and getting two lovely people like you and Melissa together is sure to produce a fantastic post!

Jan said...

Well done, beautiful work. Melissa and Jim you have outdone yourselves!!

Bec Owen said...

A beautiful collaboration...congratulations Jim and Melissa. The images you chose Jim, blended effortlessly and gave extra depth to Melissa's lovely poem.

Thoroughly enjoyed this! Thank you both :)

Alpana Jaiswal said...

Simlply marvellous...the most sensitive writer and the BEST photographer,what more can one want..Melissa,I loved the flow of your words,which matched to the beautiful pictures of Jim...

Savira Gupta said...

Melissa's poem and your photography......brilliant love affair. My eyes stayed on the 4/5 picture and the words in between them....
I would love to give this collaboration a try but unfortunately I don't write poems...just simple insights to my journey on and off the yoga mat....

sulekkha said...

The talented duo mesmerizes us all with their wonderful post. Loved it a lot...Melissa and Jim.

Rimly said...

Wow another one from the heart and equally befitting pictures to tell the story. Beautiful Jim and Melissa

http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/08/road.html

IRFANUDDIN said...

Great combination of two genius ppl..:)

FherYmas said...

Excellent interpretations...good selections of images...and there were some rhythmic patterns I can discern and no loophole whatsoever as the photo shift according to lines...and even phrase. The surprising thing to discover is that the two element are totally independent creations merging into one.
I hope you can help me with image on this one too...
http://fernandoymas.blogspot.com/2011/08/farewell-short-story.html

Debbie said...

Well done you two! Wonderful idea Jim! Beautiful words melissa, and as always Jim your pictures are excellent.

Dangerous Linda said...

what a great idea! love it! i love the melding of your talents and the building of community! very inspiring -- thank you!!

Alfandi said...

nice images and beautiful words..

Tameka said...

So nice to see two of my favorite bloggers creating such beauty together! I loved the words and images. Keep them coming Jim!

Jim said...

Second time I have been here to have a look at this work of art.

sweepyjean said...

I love this collaboration. I love Melissa's poem. The words feeling is lush and dark. As for the pics, there are few things as majestic as a turbulent sky. What haven't you photographed, Jim? <3