We are not a corporation, or a charitable foundation or a non-governmental organization, and certainly not a Las Vegas show. We're just some people goofing off together.
So what am I doing sitting tightly throughout our events trying to take professional-quality photographs? Who needs them? And I'm missing half the poetry in the process. And then when I get home, why do I struggle hour after hour picking just the right shots from an assortment of ten or fifteen from each poet, then cropping them perfectly and trying to get the exposure and colour just right? For heaven's sake, I'm not a professional photographer. I'm not a professional anything! Give it up!
It's not like there's no alternative. There is. You guys in the audience are all carrying cameras. So I'm going to start relying on you to take the photos, then email them in to me. And the videos as well. (We no longer have a videographer.) So please snap away, and take any videos you want, and don't worry about how amateur they are. That's what we want. That's our look. Send them in along with your name and I'll post them and credit you.