Jamaican Photographer and Poet.
Having discovered the beauty of the written word since the age of ten years, this prolific writer was first introduced to its wonders upon entering high school. Being something of a loner, she welcomed the opportunity to write as a means of self-expression.
Deciding to publish her work, she started performing in Montego Bay and Kingston and in her earlier days became heavily involved with the Montego Bay Little Theatre Movement, where she got the opportunity to host an evening of poetry every first Sunday of each month. This was just the beginning of a desire to see poetry develop as a part of mainstream entertainment worthy of corporate attention.
Her ability to paint a picture with her words and relate to the everyday happenings in life has caused her work to be greatly appreciated by the wide cross section of society. She has performed at various corporate functions and hotels throughout the island and some Caribbean islands. Her performances and artistic expressions are daring, provocative, real, tasteful and unforgettable.
She has been interviewed extensively by the media – The Gleaner, Observer, TVJ, CVM and Radio Mona. Always innovative and passionate to change the view of poetry as “an old time fuddy duddy thing” she has come up with some “outside of the box” productions of her own. In addition to self publishing her books, she has produced “Writers In Fusion” which during its time opened up an avenue young writers (poets, authors, musicians). She was also part of the performing group 3 Deep Poetz which she founded with radio host – Rodney Campbell.
In July 2004 she opened for the Manhattans in Concert at the Jamaica Grande Hotel and in September 2005 – she produced her first full scale theatrical production in poetry – Reality Check! a presentation of poetry on HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse despite not having any corporate support. She has received several awards in internet competitions for her poetry and photography. Gina Rey has also been busy building her name in the photography field. Some of her assignments include the first and second issues of Jamaican Eats Magazine published by Sweet Potato Press (www.jamaicaneats.com), website photography for Susie’s Bakery www.susiesbakery.com and www.prendysonthebeach.com (soon to be launched).
Hot Sweet Chocolate – A Celebration of Love and Desire. The Collector’s Edition (2002)
Interlude Vol I (2003),
No Lube – I’m Telling It Like It Is (2006)
Musings – a peek into the mind of the poet. – pub 2008 – www.blurb.com