Project 365/2017: February

Another month`s gone-how did that happen??My girls have survived the dark, boring days of February, and so have I! We celebrated the Valentine`s day, and then my birthday, and school`s half term break, and into the early spring we are launching now, with somehow renewed energy. It`s the increased amount of sunshine that we`re getting . Come on, spring!

And in the meantime…..February snaps: Read More

Portrait of a Lady.

I`ve  this assignment for my photography course-to photograph a woman. Easy -peasy, one could say, but after some thinking, not so much. On one hand, what comes to mind is an ethereal set of images in the forest or near some water source, with morning mists and birds chirping in the background. Or a vamp-like setting with a bit of nudity here and there, some sensous pouting and a cigarette smoke.

And surely enough, I still want to create one of the above. And I will, one day! But for the time being, a friend of mine, a very creative soul, agreed to be my model for this assignment. And what we`ve got from it, is so very different, yet still and undoubtly, a portrait of a woman. A creative one. A-one of a kind.

Lensbaby mon amour. B&W part I.

I didn`t want to start this post with the words: ” I love Lensbaby”. But, I do love my lensbaby. From the very first moment I took it out of the box, around 9 months ago. It`s not an easy love, in fact, it`s a very demanding partnership! But in all honesty, if I was to get  rid of the my lenses but one, my Composer Pro + Sweet 35 would be the one to stay. I cannot efficiently express my feelings towards the images it helps me to create, so I`ll let them speak for now….in this post, a selection of monochrome phptpgraphs from the last months, taken with Composer Pro and Sweet 35 optics.

Bubble fun or seeking beauty in the ordinary.

These photographs are 5 months old . I took them in September last year (hard to believe it`s February already!), on a very early morning one day, when the sun was low and the light in abundance. My daughters were still in their pyjamas and found some bubbles to play with in our tiny garden.

Oh, the garden….our garden is everything but  beautiful. Frankly speaking, it`s quite rogue. Small, cluttered, sad and dark. There`s a tool shed crammed in a corner there, a huge wheelie bin in another, laundry lines, some sad rose bushes and a tiny bistro table with two chairs. Hardly any space left for actual people….And yet!  With the right approach, even this visually challenging tiny space can become a great setting for something amazing-amazing like two little girls, playing together in early morning sun. 

I grabbed my camera and decided these moments were worth recording. Because, ultimately, beauty and emotions can be found just about everywhere, anytime. 

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