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Writing and Photography

This site explores ways of combining my two great loves, writing and photography. The internet is awash with images from the truly exceptional to the sadly poor. Picture editors and designers have an almost infinite choice of images.


I have been a professional photographer for forty years and over that time have seen photography emerge from the secretive darkroom, where mystical arts were practiced, into the digital light. Almost as soon as digital photography became affordable I found myself using it and then teaching courses on it in adult education.

Now anyone with a decent mobile phone can at least produce an image. That means that if you want to sell your work or even just get people to look at it there is a lot of competition out there.

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So how do we stand out?

Combining photographs with writing, whether that is a detailed caption or a complete article makes them more saleable. Writers who are also able to produce publishable pictures also benefit from increased demand for their work.

Erotic book cover photographyAn editor is probably not going to choose a duff picture with a great caption over an outstanding one but if they are both great?

Never judge a book by its cover. But we do, which is why my photographs have appeared on numerous covers, as well as in magazines and on websites.

About Simon Pocklington         Photography portfolio

Beginners Articles and Technical Stuff


I have been writing seriously for about six years and, thanks to the Open University, I am still learning and improving. You will find some of my short stories and poetry under.

Poetry     Fiction

Combining Writing & Photography

If you want to see hundreds of my images visit my Photography Catalogue (Warning contains some fine art nude, fetish and erotic photography).

Ghostly nude glimpsed through a window
A ghostly nude figure glimpsed through an old fashioned wooden window. This image is a photomontage.