Our new Poet Laureate, W. S. Merwin
I love everything about this photograph. It says everything I know about Merwin and his work: the contemplation of nature, the sense of light and quiet, and the unshowy, slightly guarded pose. Photographically, I love that it was shot on film and printed with the negative carrier altered by hand to show the full frame of negative. It's been a long time since I have printed a black and white negative, and to think that I used to spend my life in the darkroom.