Photographer Alan Jensen wrote me the kindest email today! It is so encouraging to hear from a photographer as most that I share on this site are ones that I spent hours finding — not the other way around. It feels good to have days when the most wonderful submission arrives — I didn’t have to work for it! :) Alan is an Australian photographer who recently relocated to nearby Amsterdam with his partner, Cath Conroy who is an equally talented photographer. Here is some of Alan’s work for Real Living magazine…
I’d love to receive more submissions from talented photographers, especially those who specialize in still life and interiors since highlighting their work is something that I enjoy doing as I don’t think photographers receive as much credit as they do for all the beautiful work we see in magazines that we usually credit the magazine itself. Behind the scenes you have so many talented people and I want to highlight them more and more for two reasons: I’m inspired by beautiful photography and learn from it and secondly, I want others to think more about what they see, study images (dissect them even), learn from them and also to acknowledge the person behind the glory shots as so many of those you find in magazines have portfolios online — just google them and see what you find!
Thank you Alan for writing to me (and Pia too!) and welcome to northern Europe!
(images: alan jensen photography)
Winter is magical with crystal trees and marshmallow hills as snowflakes fall to gently kiss your lips. Isn’t this a beautiful time of year? Here are a few photos of what winter means to me, a few of my own combined with those of my lovely Flickr friends. I hope you enjoy this composition of winter’s highlights.
“Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie, beneath a blue, unshadowed sky; A glistening splendor crowns the woods and bosky, whistling solitudes; In hemlock glen and reedy mere, the tang of frost is sharp and clear; Life hath a jollity and zest, A poignancy made manifest; Laughter and courage have their way, at noontide of a winter’s day.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery.
(images linked to their sources above)
I know in some parts of the world it is starting to snow so perhaps if you are not so keen on cold weather then the photographs of Swedish photographer Anna Inghardt may inspire you since they show a side of white that is warming, sensitive and very light. But also a bit emotional, I couldn’t help but sense that perhaps there are good times mixed with heartache that Anna is trying to convey in her work.
You can view all of her photos in white here on Flickr where I found her and also over on her blog. Lindsey at Great Full Day also likes Anna — must be kismet as I think we found Anna at the same exact moment in space and time. :)
And if you are one who is wishing for snow then perhaps these photos will serve to intensify your longing… whet your appetite for a light dusting or a heavy fall that may eventually land in your little part of the world and surprise! warm your heart too.
My only hope is that someday Anna will sell her photos online. I want the kitty paws with the silver stars – her stripey cat is adorable. :)
(images: anna inghardt)
I read about Svenska Stylistgruppen today on the Creativity Channel and was so inspired by what I clicked on and then, fell in love with… all at first sight! It’s a group of stylists, which appears to be an agency, run by business partners Helene Holmstedt and Maria Malmström.
Svenska Stylistgruppen has a talented group of more than 30 stylists, mostly interiors but also food, products and such… and I found a few that I thought I’d share with you briefly. Their names are Viveka Gil, Helene Holmstedt, Ulrika Jidström, Ann Charlotte Ridderstolpe, Anncatrin Rosenqvist and Kerstin Söderlund — each of their names links to their portfolio so please take a peek. I selected images above from their portfolios, I like seeing them all together so I created virtual mood board mixing them together. I love the shots of lime, teal and lilac, don’t you?
(images: Svenska Stylistgruppen)