Tuesday, November 25, 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.

Today's selection is from Suvarna Mollerup, who is based in Vancouver.

About her own choice Suvarna says :

"This is my current fave, I like it because for once I was able to break free from the rut of the portrait/landscape format. I also like it because it surprised me. I am a bit of a thinker and sometimes that just gets in the way. In this case I saw, I snapped, I was happy. I love a good back light situation and the translucent pod lent itself well to this occasion. "

Suvarna's choice from fellow POE team members is from Deirdre Butler-Derby from Minneapolis, whose Etsy shop is called Costellos.

Suvarna's comments about Costellos' photograph :

"Choosing a favourite from the many many talented POE photographers was a difficult task but I finally settled on Costellos' Into the Sun. There is a dreamlike quality to this photo that calls to mind open fields, warm sunlight and peaceful solitude. I love the greenish tint that gives it a vintage or polaroid type feel and the shallow depth of field that created beautiful bokeh. Into the Sun couldn't be a better title as looking at this I can almost feel the warmth on my face."

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.

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


Pfeiffer Photos said...

Into the sun is just simple and lovely!

Distressing Delilah said...

I love them both..very beautiful!

Alison Du Bois said...

Fantastic images!

Chessa said...

as soon as I can get my act together and get my etsy store up and running I would love to join this blog...it's such a wonderful collection of work. I'm so glad I randomly came upon it! thank you for sharing:)

Matt Allen Photography said...

both shots look great - I love the soft light quality they have