art and life

art and life

 As we become older, art and life become the same thing. – George Braque

I am reminded each day, as something catches my eye and guides my lens, that much of what I notice around me are things that mirror where I am in my own life. As photographers, we take in the world around us (inhale) and then out it comes again (exhale); pictures translated from our own hearts and minds, creating something only we can create because it comes from within us.

Photography is a unique medium that way. We begin with something that already exsists. A person, a place, a thing, a circumstance even. We observe and then we recreate it in an image. You can learn the ins and outs of photography, this is true. But the true magic comes when you feel your way.

In celebration of SOOC Saturday.

  • K Floortime Lite Mama
    Posted at 20:54h, 15 May Reply

    Oh my !!
    This is art
    Love the colors

  • melody
    Posted at 21:28h, 15 May Reply

    Tracey, your flower art always gives me pause…inhale…then slow exhale. Gorgeous; I can feel the fuzzy stem.

  • Tara R.
    Posted at 00:45h, 16 May Reply

    So simple, yet so very beautiful.

  • Sandra Collins
    Posted at 01:44h, 16 May Reply

    the beauty of your shot made me stop and pause and reading your words reminded me of the exact reason I take photos

  • Mary
    Posted at 03:17h, 16 May Reply

    I love your perspective on photography. As always, thanks for the inspiration!

  • rickismom
    Posted at 05:31h, 16 May Reply

    A lovely closeup! The balance, and movement as your eye follows the petals makes it nice.

  • Aia
    Posted at 14:36h, 16 May Reply

    so pretty! love the colors & detail, and your comments are so well said.

  • soraya nulliah
    Posted at 22:48h, 16 May Reply

    Tracey-I love how you talk about the process of art/photography. About how they merge and reflect who we are. This is a stunningly beautiful image-simple yet powerful in it’s very simplicity. Beautiful colors too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • SoCoMom4James
    Posted at 01:20h, 17 May Reply

    I love those rich colours and the fuzzy feel of those hairs on the stem.

  • Marcie
    Posted at 11:28h, 17 May Reply

    Love how you’ve said this. So very true!!!

  • marina
    Posted at 11:59h, 17 May Reply

    thank you Tracey!
    for this photo in which it is so beautiful to get lost, and for your words: I needed a reminding today!!!

  • robin
    Posted at 15:16h, 17 May Reply

    That is just beautiful!!!

  • cindi
    Posted at 16:06h, 17 May Reply

    lovely art

  • tamara
    Posted at 23:26h, 17 May Reply

    This is gorgeous!!

  • Lynette Killam
    Posted at 22:00h, 25 May Reply

    What a breathtaking picture, Tracey…it just glows with life and promise. It was indeed a most welcome sight on this gray Vancouver morning!

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