A series of photo-poem books that I make in collaboration with Jamie MacKinnon. I take photographs of mushrooms when I'm out walking and select twenty-three of the best shots for each volume. I then pass these on to Jamie who writes a poem inspired by each mushroom photo.
Mushroom magic happens when you walk through the woods in search of those creatures who are mysterious and beautiful and colorful and weird. When I first began to look for mushrooms, I was totally overwhelmed by the great variety that revealed itself to me. Suddenly the forest was filled with colors and textures and forms I hadn't noticed before. The Mushroom Magic series of books aims to share this experience of wonder with others and inspire them to take more time for woods walking and close looking in their own lives.
First drafts with Jamie's handwritten poems.
One-of-a-kind handmade covers for the first edition of volume one.
Mushroom Magic is available for sale at Potions Press