Poet Gary Maxwell


Last month I got together with my dear friend, poet & fellow Zen practitioner, Gary Maxwell for a portrait photo session in Beverly, Massachusetts.


Initially the idea was to do a photo shoot in a junkyard, however, that proved to be a bit more complicated than we thought, so, we ended up doing our photo session at the old Briscoe Middle School in Beverly.


Today Gary released a new book of poetry and chose this photograph for the cover of Hell Yes. Hell No! Poetry from 2010, available on Amazon.


If you love poetry, check out his work. He's a wonderful writer and has a terrific sense of humor. When Gary told me that he wanted a portrait session for his next book, I had assumed that it was for the "about the author" portion of the book normally seen on the back, so, I was very surprised, and pleased, that one of the photographs from our session was chosen as the cover.

Portrait of poet Gary D Maxwell.