Name: Michael Forman
Born: Sydney, Australia
Lived: Brisbane, Queensland
Lives: Mandurah, W.A
Book Site: SMASHWORDS
Interests: Writing, Photography, Acting, Tennis, Karaoke.
Michael began writing copy for newspapers in the early ’90s.
“As a photographer with a growing collection of travel photographs, I began writing copy to get them published. I sold my first feature story to a major Australian newspaper in 1994. Since then, my written and photographed work has been published in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.” -Michael Forman
Michael is the recipient of a diploma: Photography with Journalism.
SEETHINGS became an entirely new writing project — one that didn’t require photographs at all. It became a novel. Actually, it became a series.
“I was itching to expand my creative horizons by using words to make pictures, not film.” -Michael Forman
SEETHINGS and SEETHINGS 2 are the first two books of a pseudo-autobiographical trilogy — a darker look at love, marriage, sex and photography. It’s about a photographer who’s eager to shoot the perfect thunderstorm but ends up participating in a storm of another kind. (excerpts here)
The narrative places the reader inside a living room where an attack on a couple is taking place and it’s happening during a thunderstorm. Next, a body is found by a morning jogger and it’s hanging from a cliff. At first, these patterns of events are loosely connected until they line up and reveal an explosive ending. It’s sure to horrify the tender-hearted.
If I could leave you, dear reader, with a tiny clue — not everything a photographer wants to understand about pictures comes from the front of a lens. Sometimes, the answers they’re seeking are found deep inside themselves. All I can say is, thank God the truth remains hidden and all that’s left is to criticise an image’s composition. The rest is far too dangerous to disturb.
Get ready for twists that will bend your senses!
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