As you tour through my portfolio, you may notice that my photography is often accompanied by varying forms of poetry. I have found that while my photos can document travels about the world and even advocate for various environmental issues, my poetry can serve as a more impactful form of caption, appealing to the same side of emotions and art as photography. Along with their poems, some collections have blogs written about them, for a more in-depth look at the experiences behind creating the artwork seen on this site. This is a new technique to harness the feelings I've come across in my journey, so I hope you enjoy!
If you'd like to read some stand-alone pieces that I've authored, here is my poetry collection.
(all photography and poetry used on this site are original)
"It takes strength to stand against the times. And ignorance too."
- Excerpt from the recent blog
Payton Pan is a Maryland based environmental and travel photographer. He enjoys teaching the craft and experimenting with new ways to push its limits. Along with photography, Payton partakes in creative writing as well as the pursuit of most outdoor sports, namely climbing.