The Collaborations

Our collaborative artistic process involves both artists being in the same physical location at the same time, capturing images while working independently and without much work-related communication during the time of capture. Subsequently, we each refine our individual work and then join the two media into a visual/verbal experience that attempts to give voice to the spirit of the place.


The Artists


Katrina Hays was an opera singer, actor, and river guide before finding her way to writing. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Apalachee Review, Crab Creek Review,580 Split, Verseweavers, Sea Stories, Classical Singer, and Cruising World. In 2011 her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of Soundings: The Journal of the Rainier Writing Workshop, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University (2012). She divides her time between Bend, Oregon and Port Townsend, Washington.

Katrina can be reached at katrina@bellbuoypublishing.com

Steven McBurnett worked as a physicist for the US Navy and for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) before retiring to Bend, Oregon. His passion is photography: black & white, color, and panoramic. He shoots with a variety of medium format, large format, and digital cameras. He spends his time wandering Central Oregon and the rest of the world with cameras in tow.

Steven can be reached at steve@bellbuoypublishing.com