Photography

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”

Eudora Welty

The Light in Blue

The Light in Blue

To me, there are so many beautiful and inspiring creations in the world. I see magic in everything around me. It doesn’t have to be a man pulling a rabbit from a hat for me to find wonder in it. This picture was taken right outside of a home in the suburbs of Chicago....
Lights Out

Lights Out

One of my favorite campy films is Paul Veerhoven’s Showgirls. I was seventeen the first time I saw it, and it was my first exposure to Las Vegas. When I visited Vegas for the first time twenty-two years later, I was delighted to take a tour of the Neon Boneyard, a...
Pink Fountain

Pink Fountain

    I took this on the Stanford University campus in November, not knowing why the water had been tinted pink. Was it a reference to breast cancer awareness, something to do with LGBTQ issues, or a nod to the day’s Big Game (Stanford vs. UC Berkeley football)? The...
You Are Here

You Are Here

    On my way through Death Valley in early 2016, I stopped for dinner at Forty-Niner Café. The place was small and bustling, and I felt like the uninvited guest at a family reunion. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version. April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart...
City-Nature

City-Nature

This is the same marketplace where Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter movies was filmed, but it is more than a tourist attraction. It is a beautiful cityscape. I named it “City-Nature” because this picture captures the ironically natural beauty of a city. I don’t...
State of the Nation

State of the Nation

These goat kids were just a few weeks old when I saw them at a farm. So young and already tussling.   Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems and short fiction have been published in Thema, Nanoism, Mslexia, and other publications; her...