Known for his fashion and royal wedding photographs, Alexi Lubomirski is looking to change how the world views him. And this starts with his title. Perhaps pigeonholed as photographers, we should all be looking to adjust how the world views us. Do you express your creativity outside photography?
Lubomirski’s new book, Talk to Me Always: Poetry, Prose & Photography, is full of photography, the written word, and even a bit of painting.
In the press release materials related to his book, Lubomirski explains that he often feels trapped by the perception that he is a photographer. It’s interesting that he notes that this is both how he is perceived by others, and how he perceives himself. Basically, he felt:
Every time I got inspiration... I would think, how can I take this inspiration and transform that into a photograph?
As if his only way to be creative was to photograph. At some point, Lubomirski consciously decided to allow his inspiration to reach across mediums and artistic forms.
It could be a montage, a painting, a poem, prose, or whatever...
Breaking free from convention, Lubomirski has dubbed himself a photopoet.
My questions to you: Do you ever dabble in other creative mediums? If so, do you share this work anywhere? If Lubomirski is a photo-poet, what would you call yourself?
As an important side note, proceeds from Lubomirski’s new book will benefit Concern Worldwide, an organization that works to end poverty around the world.
Lead image by the author.