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Thank you for having me, I feel really honoured. I'm not quite sure where to begin in telling you a bit about myself! I am the mother of a beautiful 4 year old girl, a life-long poet and dreamer. My love for photography (floral photography in particular) is a recent development (the past year and a half or so), and I'd say its overshadowed my other passions a bit. I consider myself a very observant person, yet I somehow manage to simultaneously be a complete space cadet. I am a fiercely passionate person who enjoys finding beauty in the most unexpected places. I very much live in my own world, and as an INFP and introvert, I often forget that the outside world exists at all.
This is a tricky question as I explore many mediums of art (photography, poetry, abstract, dance), but if I had to choose a few words to describe the general atmosphere of any art that I create, I would choose romantic and feminine, yet dark. Soft, with turbulent undertones. The secrets and wounds of love.
For the sake of brevity I will focus here on floral photography. I feel incredibly passionate about photographing flowers for many reasons, Two of those reasons being their versatility and personality. Two of the same types of flowers will always photograph differently; there's always a different personality and emotion coming through...it's wonderful and keeps things feeling fresh.
I've discovered through my photography that I prefer the nature world in macro. I'm seeing my environments in completely new ways, ways that I went literally all of my life without truly seeing! Don't get me wrong, I do love a good landscape, but for me it can never touch the surreality of a truly wonderful nature macro shot. That can take you right out of the expected and right into the unknown, and I think for many of us exploring the unknown is hugely important in our art. Just seeing things in a way we're not used to seeing them, and I've come to be really passionate about seeing nature specifically in a whole new light.
I'm going to go with "beguiled" - pictured above. It's not the most technically great or favourited by far, but I feel that it's the photo that most captures my own essence as both an artist and human being.
I use my Canon EOS Rebel XS, and I use basic Windows PhotoEditor and PicsArt to edit them. I have no special lenses or photo editing software.
Find yourself through your art. Don't mind judgments or expectations, put them away and bring only yourself to the table. Be patient. Let go.
Monarchwhen the chrysalis breaks open
and the last of winter's hull has been shaken
from the trees,
the butterfly boldly exposes her finespun setae
to the winds, still stringent and biting
among an earnest promise of warmth.
she exposes them, completely heedless
to their frailty, their paltry
timely launderer of nectars-
eras in days pass her, a blithe sailing
over the tops of the zephyrs that could not ever
question her presence.
the Eternal Beasts admire her so
that they wish to trap her under glass,
and title her Monarch-
and in her death's dive to the earth,
they didn't once fathom her transience,
and she didn't once fathom her royalty.
frangipaniShe is sanctuary
to the countless winged frames-
airy huntresses of milk
hovering aloft heavy nights.
Plump, velvet tongues,
her ivory keys spilling into
a coronation begins,
with invitations consigned
only to the Sphinx moths
buddingmarch, soon after death had grazed
a rotting hand over my heart,
came gallantly into the year
and stirred another start
her hands were strong and sage
and while they cradled me, a child,
by her sap-soaked barks
I formed my tears into a pile
march, with sooty eyes, could pluck
the burs right from my hair
came with her lily promises
and sung them in my ear
her mouth was moist and flush
and while I suckled like a babe,
no coffin once did pass me by,
my feet did tread no grave
march, with rending teeth that tore
and swallowed all my leprosy,
spit back the sun, spit back the moon,
spit back a thousand seeds
into my belly, ripe and huge,
and while I rhythmically breathed,
I felt the labours of the love
that we had so conceived
Zoo photographer, animal enthusiast, book lover, procrastinator
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