Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photographer's Favourite

Photographer’s Favourite features two specially selected images from a Photographers of Etsy team member, and their personal thoughts about them. The first photo is from their own collection, and the other is from a fellow teammate.

This week's contribution is from Michelle of Montagestudio who is based in the Midwest.

Of her own photograph, Michelle says:

"Here is one of my faves... a shot taken in Paris at the Luxembourg Jardins. I came back to this angel statue over and over as I found it so beautiful... utterly human and yet also transcendent. The interesting thing about this statue is that the female figure has the wings, not the male figure. I always alter my photographs in Photoshop, and played with this one over the course of several months to arrive at this image. I love warm, earthy tones!!!"

Michelle's favourite image is by Lisa and Dave Pijuan-Nomura from Toronto who trade on Etsy as artistasan.

Of artistasan's image, Michelle says :

"Talk about macro, people!!! This is a beautiful shot of a cat's eye... can you see the subtle colors and textures? Thought this was a very unusual photo, and as an animal lover, it hits my soft spot for furry creatures!!!"

Photographer's Favourite is compiled by Rhiannon Connelly. She’s a professional portrait and fine art photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most of the photographs she currently shows on Etsy are what she calls “Polaroid Paintings” – using the nearly extinct SX70 Polaroid film to create dreamy images halfway between photograph and painting. One of the best things about this technique is that after taking the photograph most of the work is done in a cafe! See more in her Etsy shop , her website and her blog.

Please contact Rhiannon if you would like to participate in a future Photographer's Favourite.

1 comment:

Lisa PN said...

Thanks so much for including Dave's photo on this blog! We are off to an art show, so it's a great start to our day! The eye is our cat's eye. His name is Beans and he's a pretty curious guy!