I know this is early, but I am having an engagement party this weekend and want to get this out so I can get cracking on making things pink and frilly around here.
This weeks challenge was to photograph something that illustrated work by hand.
These old Christmas ornaments, although not hand made, are all hand painted and glittered by hand.
the paint strokes are tiny and perfect, and to me perfectly charming.
There has been some chat on the blogs lately about Vignettes. Not in a negative way, just people saying when they see a vignette, it leaves them wanting more. Do you like that little peek of a room or setting, perfectly staged and giving you a glimpse at something, but not a full look. Do you think vignettes hide from us more than they reveal?. Are bloggers not being open and upfront when they post the tiny areas of perfection?
I love a beautiful vignette, but they always leave me wanting more. A better look. A bigger picture.
Magazines almost always give you another look by backing up and giving you the full shot also.
Not so much with blogs. You get a snippet. 10 different ways perhaps, but definitely a snippet.
After a while, it can feel Unauthentic. Contrived. Impersonal.
Or is it clever, artisitic, engaging?
The challenge for the next challenge is 2 fold. And you have an extra week to do it because I am away next week in Chicago meeting with my long lost relatives. (long story which I will post about shortly). This challenge will post on December 3rd.
Photograph a Vingette (a small view, window or area) of a room or area of your home or anything.
Then back up and photograph it again.
The purpose of this challenge is to show what a vignette reveals, and what it hides.
Giving it context.
Keeping it Real
How your impression of something can completely change when you see the bigger picture.
I think this could be one of our most interesting ones yet.