Hello! This is just a quick statement about the imagery you are seeing illustrating my poems. It is all created by AI and Photoshop. I will generate an image in AI and photo manipulate it in Photoshop they are a combination of real photos and/or other AI generated images to create an image that will echo the feeling of the words or the words echo the feeling of the image.
I never started off as a poet, in fact as I have gotten older I have become a horrible speller but with Grammerly that has improved lol. Im am truly an artist at heart not just a painter, an illustrator a graphic designer. I have been writing poems since I was in college and exposed to Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrsion of the Doors, Wallace Stevens, Goth Rock Sisters of Mercy, Thomas Dolby, Edgar Alan Poe, H P Lovecraft, Pink Floyd, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, and a host more influences from music to classical fine art to post modern art and design. So truly, is not poetry but words sculpted to evoke emotions, love, hate memories, fear, confusion, dreams.
This is my canvas of words and imagery. While I am illustrator, new AI tech has sped up the process of creating images for all my poems now you can see the vision or nightmare that is the words. Most of these are "proto-designes" and will evolve as I design and re-design these images.
The power of AI gives and artist the freedom to realize his/hers visons and to bring them to life even as they keep changing. The final product may or may not find its way in to my new illustrated chap book of poems I am currently working on.
So enjoy or not. Weather you like my work or not as long as it forces you to feel something hate, love or fear. As long as it not indifference I have done my do diligence. Even if if its just to make you pause and wonder what the hell you just read, think about something different I have done my job.
So feel free to respond to my work even if you hate it. Let me know.
the poet tellaferro