Camera & Quill by Anita A. Thomas & Neil Daswani
Camera & Quill by Anita A. Thomas & Neil Daswani

Camera & Quill by Anita A. Thomas & Neil Daswani

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Camera & Quill is a collaborative work of paired photograph-poems that explores how the camera and the quill interpret the same transient moment from individual reservoirs of reason and reflection. Anita’s photographs (taken on various models of the iPhone) capture everyday moments of mood and meaning. They defy characterisation but have a strong underlying theme of light. For Neil, the freeze frames were a nudge and an invitation to shape-shift into poetry the saga and the song each photograph whispered to him. This collection of work mines personal experiences and private philosophies, as evidenced by the separate titles given by the photographer and the poet to each paired photograph-poem. About the Authors Anita is a writer, photographer and media producer. She began her career in advertising before setting up Moving Pictures in India, a production house handling TV commercials and documentaries. In Indonesia and Singapore, Anita was a consultant producer and scriptwriter for ad films and documentaries, while writing extensively for corporate clients and non-profit organisations in the fields of advertising, design and public relations. She designed, and continues to co-own and maintain SingaporeforKids, a website for Singapore residents and visitors. Her first book, Senserly, Amako, was launched in Singapore in January 2018 at the ASEAN INDIA PBD Writer’s Festival. She has conducted workshops based on the book at literary festivals and schools in India and Singapore, and showcased her book at the Asia Pacific Writer’s & Translators conference in Australia and the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore. Find more about her at www.anitaathomas.com. Neil Daswani is a naturalised Singaporean of Indian origin who has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East these past thirty-one years. This international background finds expression in his poetry which covers myriad themes from nature, mythology, humour, high school physics and history to the ebb and flow of love and relationships. A banker by day and a poet by night, Neil writes poetry prolifically. 2020 has been a milestone year for him with the publication of three separate volumes of his poetry: Why Now?, Seen & Felt and Redshift. Redshift was showcased as a new work of poetry at the October-November 2020 Singapore Writer's Festival. Earlier, in June 2020, Seen & Felt, a collaborative volume of poetry with five of South Korea's leading contemporary artists, was launched in Seoul and showcased at the Seoul Modern Art Show. It was also simultaneously published in Singapore. In September 2020 both the poetry and the art were sponsored by the Arts Council Korea.