I have to admit that I have a fascination with spider webs, I can’t stand that they might be growing in a neglected corner of the basement, but out in the sunshine on a fence or in the garden and I want to snap a few photos. In fact my husband will tell you I can’t hardly walk by one without taking a few photos.
It doesn’t matter how imperfect the web is, it is still beautiful, especially when the sun is shining in from behind through the delicate lace pattern that has been created. I admire the hard work and tenacity of the spider, weaving back and forth in hopes that it comes together and dinner is waiting for him soon.
I have had this project, figure, form and texture on hold a very long time, working on it in bits and pieces, between claims and photography assignments! yesterday I stopped everything for a couple of hours and worked on this, part of a personal project. I will show you more over the next few weeks. The figure and form project has been percolating away on the back burner for quite sometime, probably a year now. With only the occasional opportunity to move forward. I think sometimes projects need that kind of time, and sometimes I wish they would move faster!
I need two things to make this project work, people, or more specifically ladies, if you are in the Calgary area and what to collaborate on the project send me an email. Secondly, I would like some feedback!
Instead of a lady in red I have a lady n’ lace. I couldn’t really say “in” lace because there really isn’t enough lace to be “in” .
I have often read that in order to learn our craft, be it painting or photographer we should study the masters, taking my inspiration from the Shawl Project, and photographers Ginni Savalli and Jeff Klingler I wanted to study light, or more precisely one light in portrait and studio photography. It was their work that most inspiring for me, and I am looking forward to experimenting and learning more. I think something like this in high-key would also be very interesting. or maybe a red background and red shawl?
If you know anyone in the Calgary area who is interested in sitting for photos and helping with this study let me know.