Last week I had the pleasure of being invited by media gurus Otrovez (www.otrovez.com) to photograph Bristol based performance poet Martin Kiszko at the official launch of his latest collection of poems ‘Verse for the Earth: More Green Poems for a Blue Planet’ at @t Bristol.
Martin was a pleasure to photograph as he is so expressive and has an amazing ability to bring his poems to life. His work tackles the tricky and sometimes complicated subject of being ‘green’. He uses recycled materials to help to get his audience to think about the poems’ messages and wording. All too often messages about the importance of being ‘green’ and looking after our environment wash over us and Martin is a breath of fresh air cutting through the cynicism with a humour and sensibility that emphasises that being ‘green’ is the responsible and right thing to do.
The illustrations in his book are also brought to life by the amazing Academy Award winning, Nick Park CBE. I was very fortunate to meet the creator of the ‘Wrong Trousers’........ Talking of which Bristol Mayor George Ferguson was also there sporting his red ones.
Check out Martin’s book, please visit www.greenpoemsforablueplanet.com.