Posts Tagged ‘stillness’

Flower Power

22/03/2013

Flower Power
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We can all do with a little flower power from time to time. This beautiful rose (Abraham Darby, David Austen Rose) grows in my garden and it has a wonderful fragrance. A real treat!

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Be like the Trees

27/07/2012


On this special day my horoscope had encouraging and good advice, and I want to share it with you. It read:

“It’s lucky for the trees that they don’t have eyeballs, so they can’t discourage themselves with comparisons to the bigger, taller trees in the forest or loom superior to smaller growth. Be like the trees.”

Of course, this does not mean you have to take out your eyeballs…

Fashion Designer in the Making

11/06/2012


This girl had chosen to wear two different shoes, and the dress she wears was made by the girl herself, her mother told me. I am attracted by the composition, and the combination of the colours and the lines. It will probably not fit in a series, but the sense of stillness, and the spirit of this girl move me.


Xi Hu – West Lake

11/05/2012

There is a sense of calm in this photo by Auckland based photographer Marc McFadyen. It is a great example of stillness in an image and it inspires me to continue with my idea of photographing “stillness”. This image was taken in 2006, and in 2011 West Lake was made a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. The freshwater lake is located in the city of Hangzhou in Eastern China.

Stillness

06/05/2012

One of the books I picked up in the library inspired me enormously. It is called “Expressive Photography – The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart”. Published by The Ilex Press in Lewes, United Kingdom and edited by one of the Shutter Sisters, Tracey Clark.

The Shutter Sisters' Guide to shooting from the Heart
Chapter 6 is called “Stillness” and it is written by Irene Nam. She talks about stillness in photography and the sense of peace that is to be found in moments in our daily lives, that often goes unnoticed. “It is about finding tranquility in the way we perceive the world around us and capturing it, no matter how chaotic and unpredictable the circumstances are.” This speaks to me because I am very much interested in capturing moments, people, and objects in our ordinary, everyday lives that we take for granted and do not notice, and make them visible.

For more information about The Shutter Sisters go to: http://shuttersisters.com/.


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