I have been having a bit of a play around with creating textures and overlays from an old Glass plate photograph. I also put to use a sample of the Encaustic hot wax I did at a workshop last year along with some grunge peeling paper I photographed on a wall in Bristol UK which I took 2 years ago. I had two power black outs today whilst doing this and had to restart the editing from scratch as I get engrossed and forget to press CTRL-S & photoshop did not do it’s job and auto save! 𝙝𝙢𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨.
I am in the process of creating a book called ‘Wilted Roses’ and it will be a photo artistic coffee table book filled with wonderful questions from younger women up to 50 years old and then the reply is from women of wisdom and insight our elder women over 50. It is a book about women for women.
It is by no means in any way shape or form about belittling men, a few strong elements that are coming from the interviews that I have been doing are:
Love & connection.
How can we be better partners.
How can we be better in life and to others.
I have had some marvelous insight from interviewing these brave women ranging from 50 – 95 years old.
My 34 year old daughter in law – whom I shared one of the interviews with said ” I can’t believe the 95 year old lady had the same concerns I am having now as a 34 year old, 61 years later we have the same concerns”
LEGEND OF THE KOI
I did a little animated video of the story behind the portrait image that I created. I rather like doing animated work and I love the work of Bill Domonkos so I think I might explore more animation of my photography. Particularly the Photo animation entitled the ‘The Fine Art of Poisoning’ I Love the surreal somewhat elusive imagery.
Legend of the Koi. I hope you enjoy it!!!
Can you feel them? Can you see them? All these souls in this ancient land.
I look back I look forward then I realize there is not much time left for me.
Daisy Dreams – The Story My idea was about the struggles of loves lost through war, and long distances etc. I was particularly thinking about the struggles of our parents generations when religion and judgement of out of wedlock children were so shameful. So the words were meant to represent a common phrase said to a woman left waiting & waiting in hope.
Words read “If we should meet tomorrow or in a month or a few years time I will”
So with the Vietnam war in mind where many women took on the role of wife, had babies with the promise “I will….” but the promise mostly never happened.
The man in the window is meant to represent loneliness and isolation and looking out and wondering .
A daisies meaning is innocence & purity, symbolizing motherhood and childbirth.