Photo Essay

Molten Cat Play with Light and Shadow

The Watcher

Yesterday I started to work with some ideas for a new series based upon women's relationship with hair. Amongst the props I was going to use is a sheer curtain from the 70's printed with willow trees which I love for the beautiful shadows it creates with sunlight.

It was a beautiful winter's day and my cat couldn't resist playing between the windowsill and the curtain as it billowed in the wind.

I eventually gave up on trying to do the shots I had planned and joined in playing games with her. Much to her amusement she allowed me to wrap her up and drape her as my model all the time never complaining but going with the flow...It was if she knew what I needed that day.

To acknowledge and be in the now

I am glad I did as it yielded new ways of looking...

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11 responses

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur   gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    these images are beautiful! now that i'm home and raven is too, i can't wait to create an image with your dress. i wish you could photograph my hair. xoj

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    what a great series of images ;o)

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    i think these images are so cool. everything you do has a real elegance about it.

  • Ryan Watkins

    Ryan Watkins gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Very unique and creative work.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    Yes, a cool series !!!!

  • Simon Sawyer

    Simon Sawyer gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    well conceived & executed. a joy.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Nice, voted

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart said (8 Aug 2010):

    what they ^ said

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker   gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    Lovely, soft, light, beautiful pusscat, so cool purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • ROB KALMBACH

    ROB KALMBACH said (18 Oct 2010):

    she did know what you needed - i think cats do that often and know just how we feel and what is right for the day. these are really nice and have a great feel to them. Light and frisky!

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