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 of them.
“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 at a cliff top on the banks of the Brisbane River. The body of another photographer is found by morning joggers near the Story Bridge. It follows a night of wild thunderstorms. The pattern of events is, at first, loosely connected, until they line up and reveal an explosive ending. It’ll horrify the tender-hearted.
If I could leave you, dear reader, with one small clue — not everything a photographer wants to understand about pictures comes from the open end of a lens. Sometimes, the answers they’re truly seeking aren’t found on the surface of an image but inside themselves. All I can say is, thank God the truth remains hidden and all that’s left to study are those elements that make up a well-composed photograph. The rest of it is far too dangerous to contemplate.
Get ready for twists that will bend your senses!
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