Jacob Shorter aka Newkirk aka Leo Baltimore, Maryland, United States .
I would like to say a few things about my journey into the world of art. First, my love of photography and looking at women has been a major element in my work. In the mid-60's trial and error was my early teacher. I have tried many things to make a statement about how looking at women affects the way I feel. From time to time I work with nude images, but mostly it is the face that calls me. I have had lots of help along the way from people who have given me some basic knowledge and others who have pulled me back from some false steps. While I have no degrees, letters or diplomas I have taken part in a few workshops and continuing studies classes. In following the muse from stills to movies, I have found that words also express the images that come to me in dreams and fantasies. In the past four years I have self published five chapbooks of poetry.