Thursday, 8 July 2010

Fallen




The orchid on my windowsill has bloomed for a whole year. Recently joined by a second orchid, rich in blossoms, it at once began to drop its own, as if it knew. The dropped and dying blooms are as compelling in their own way as the fresh ones, as evoked much better than I can by Janice Tieken (whose photographic art, which I absolutely love, I discovered via Persist, Peter Clothier's terrific book and associated blog, of which more soon) .

5 comments:

marja-leena said...

Jean, these are lovely photos (scans?). Janice Tieken's work is amazing and her statement really resonates for me - thank you for finding her!

Lucy said...

I love these, and Janice Tieken's work is amazing. How do you find all these things?!

Jean said...

Well, in this instance, I mention how I found her :-)

I have no means of scanning objects and at no software for working on images apart from the very simple google photo-editing programme, Picasa, which is what I used on these photos.

Would love one day to learn about both the kind of thing you do, Marja Leena, with your exquisitely sharp and pure scans of natural objects on a black background and crative morphing of photographs with Photoshop or similar programmes.

Jan said...

Stunning, Jean. Thanks so much for uplifting my day.

liliannattel said...

Beautiful--and thank you for the link.