Spotlight: Photography with Poems by Ann Tudball

Photography is great, and sometimes words and images can sit nicely together. After seeing one of my images that I put up recently my friend Ann Tudball contacted me about sharing some of her poems with one of my photos. Of course I was delighted to do this, and so we’ve put together this guy you.

We have two images, “Winter” by myself, and “Summer” by Ann. The photographs along with the words of the poetry is a beautiful idea, and one I’ll hope you’ll enjoy.

Ann is a South Wales based photographer with a stunning website and also stunning Instagram pages. You’ll find more information about her, her photos and poems in the links at the bottom of this page.


This first poem is for the winter photograph:

Image by Mark G Adams

“Winter walks.”

Autumn is over, colours be no more.
Trees left bare and stark.
Winter arrives, the holly shines, the berries bright.
Wet leaves crunch beneath my feet.
The warmth of wool to aid the chill.
Little lights twinkle at every door, welcoming the festive season once more.
Low afternoon sunset warms my cold face.
Darkness will come and winter walks alone are no longer safe…


The second photos are for the summer photograph:

Image by Ann Tudball

“The Sunflower Field.”

I want to lie in the sunflower field
I want to feel fearless and free, just you and me
To smell the sweet scent of summer, just you and me
I want to count the passing clouds, just you and me
To hear the distance sound of silence, just you and me
I want to find the dreams we dream, just you and me
While I lie in the sunflower field, just you and me.

Image by Ann Tudball

I hope that you enjoyed something a little bit different with this blog entry. Photography and poetry are two things that I also love to do, and it would be great if you could leave feedback on this. I’m always looking for featured Spotlight photographers, so please contact me if you would like to appear here.

You can view Ann’s website and blog here.
Follow her on Instagram here, here and here!

8 thoughts on “Spotlight: Photography with Poems by Ann Tudball

  1. This is such an interesting post. I love the combination of words and photography. So much so that I actually have a whole session on my webpage dedicated to it ( (sorry for the shameless plug here , but I really wanted to share it https://diegolapetinaphotography.com/home/photography-and-words-project).

    As I wrote on my page

    “I believe that different artists would provide different answers to this question. But, the main reason why I combine photography with words is to provide further context to an image. It’s important to remember that while artists create art, the interpretation of such art pieces happens in the viewer’s mind.”

    Thanks for the treat Mark

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed, and it’s nice to see others appreciate the work we put into these things! I shall check out and visit that page!

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