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I like combining photography with minimalist poetry such as haiku. I also design book covers.

I took my first photograph in a Berlin backyard when I was around 5; I still remember the intense shade of the purple flower against all that grey. What fascinates me about photography, as well as short-poetry forms such as haiku, is the moment. When combining the two, I look for synergy, balance, and a subtle interplay. My approach tends to be minimalist. Negative space is important, as is conveying mood and depth of feeling. 

The artist’s statement above along with a selection of my photograph-based haiga appears in cho 16:2 (see introduction below).

Caroline Skanne, Haiga Gallery

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