If You Write Your Own Words . . .

Then Why Not Use You Own Images?

GE McKerrihan
4 min readOct 4, 2023
Two power meters, one on, one off.
“Power On, or Power Off” — Image by Author

This piece was inspired by Gareth Willey’s recent piece, The Real Reason You Should Use Your Own Images in Your Writing. A link is at the bottom of this story.

If you don’t know Gareth’s work, it is truly time to get acquainted. Gareth is a young chap living on the British Isles with an extraordinary knowledge of all things photographic. Extraordinary, because he is far beyond his years. Extraordinary because he has such a firm grip on the art of photography, as well as the art of living the good life.

Yes, as you might have guessed, I am a fan of Gareth’s work. And have been for quite some time.

Vines growing on power lines.
“Vines Growing on Power Lines” — Image by Author

For those who have been following my stories here over the past year and a half, you know my first love is photography. I have been using a camera with intent for over 50 years.

I am first and foremost a visual guy. Images are my first language. The written word always comes in a distant second. Though I am trying to catch up. To create two equal voices that support one another.



GE McKerrihan

I’ve been using the camera for nearly 50 years. I write about Photography, Art, Travel, and Life. Top Writer in Photography, Art, Creativity, and Inspiration.