Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the way i saw it / the way she saw it

photo by Leslye, Canon / concept by Taylor

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." -Linda Hogan

Taylor was home this past weekend. One of the reasons she came home for was to have an interview with an art school here in Atlanta called "The Creative Circus". She learned alot about their 2 yr program in hopes of attending there after her graduation from UGA. It sounds like a wonderful place to further her education and she was so excited about it she'd like start right away. Of course I'm encouraging her to get her BA first and then attend.
As long as she was in Atlanta, of course she came home to see me. And of course we went on some photo adventures. She had a project that she was working on for photography class and her concept was to create 'rooms' in the openness of nature. I was lucky enough to get to assist her. The bedroom we built right in our backyard and boy did we get some curious onlookers. The desk photo above was taken down by the river. All of the others (she will have 6 or 8 film images in all) she is creating at different locations in Athens. It was a lot of work but we had fun working on this together. Taylor even tried out the bed in the ivy and said she could have definitely fallen asleep there - the 65º warm day was just right for a nap in the sun.

preliminary photos by Taylor - film camera

i feel like i'm creating my own little "reality" by doing these types of photos. yeah, they're neat when you look at them in person without a camera. but when i look through the viewfinder, the frame closing around my space, it's like i'm the only one who is able to experience what i'm seeing. it becomes a secret place and one that only i might live in- with whoever i choose, of course!


ELK said...

Creative Circus! this . is . exciting . news

...a marvelous photo shoot ...creative and so you Taylor..good assistant as always!

georgia b. said...

i absolutely love this concept and what you did with it.

this makes me really want to get into some sort of class.

Jewels said...

this is so fun! I love to hear what your dear Taylor is up to...

S. Etole said...

I especially would like to visit your dining room ...

margieandkath said...

let's start asking around about an e course. photography, processing, growth, not too artsy because we aren't that smartsy.

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Mary said...

these are wonderful!!! you are both so creative!

smith kaich jones said...

I want to spend the night in your outdoor bedroom. As long as it's not too cold! :) Love these!!!


Gayle said...

Oh my gosh, what a great concept and such cool shots!

corabela said...

I have fallen in love with those photos. Hopelessly in love. I'd really love to see more. It's like the visuals of that fantasy I've always had of living outdoors but always being cozy.

JoLyn said...

What a fun mother/daughter project you have going here! Very cool outdoor rooms.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Claire said...

absolutely love this l!

i think i might have some inspiration for this weekend.

Char said...

beautiful!!! i would love to do that - what a great team you two are. makes me wish for a photography partner.

Anonymous said...

You two are brilliant. Simply brilliant.

gkgirl said...

oh...i LOVE this.

Shelli said...

How neat! Love it!!

Jaime said...

That would be so much fun to create and photograph..what an idea. And Taylor, I love the way you describe your experience of it. Truly wonderful.


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.