I began experimenting with film photography during the pandemic, first using my mom's old Polaroid Sun 600 and later on a Polaroid Now I purchased. Feeling stuck in a poetry rut and stifled by my attempts at recreating familiar forms (predominantly sonnet and sestina), exploring visual arts allowed me to seek form in the natural world. I often find that these forms are an organized kind of chaos that intrinsically appeals to me. Months before discovering the joy of making photos, my chapbook, Conscious Blue, was born. Months later, I was thrilled: so many of the photos I had made (or would make) mirrored poems I had written for my chapbook (or soon would write). I'm a firm believer that my inner world will always reflect my outer world, and vice versa. As a human being and artist, I compartmentalize my work in these mediums just the same: photography is my outer world and poetry is my inner world. Both inform the other in a constant conversation - whether consciously or subconsciously.
All images: © Veronica Schorr 2020-2022