For these two photos, I used my iPhone, lucky to have it with me to catch the images. Hitchcockian was taken at the Christopher Street Pier during one of my long winter walks at sunset during the pandemic. The figure captured the strange isolation of the time. Jelly Dancers was shot at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium when I drove across country Summer 2021.
Michael Montlack is author of two poetry collections and editor of the Lambda Finalist essay anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (University of Wisconsin Press). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, The Offing, The Cincinnati Review, and Poet Lore. His photos have appeared in Phoebe and Gertrude.