Inspiration for an artists comes from various forms. My inspiration comes from the visual poetry of everyday life. This is where art begins, in my mind’s eye. As a photographer I am drawn to creating visceral still images of life which tell stories that captivate audiences. In this “WORDS” photo project, I bring together different forms of art; slam poetry (creative writing) and visual arts (photography). The purpose of this installation is to capture the emotion; passion and stories of slam poets from the Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam (HYPS). While in their element of performing pieces that are personal to them, I tried to accentuate the purpose of their pieces through my photographs.