Adrian Lewis – “Teasels, Stanton Drew, in the Chew Valley, south of Bristol; 1 Aug 2013.
I have been fortunate in inheriting artistic tendencies from one of my grandmothers, but I spent my working life in occupations very distant from the Arts – in science and data analysis.
I’d been noticing visually beautiful things all through my life, but never realised what that meant until, in 2003, I took up a far more considered approach to photography, really thinking in depth about the artistic aspects of the images that I create. After a life in the laboratory, I have in my later years returned to my real self.” Visit Adrian’s blog here.
Alan McKerl – Out of the Primordial Soup. Visit Alan’s blog here.
Ashley Lily Scarlett – Visit Ashley’s blog here.
Cardinal Guzman – Vannspeilet, Gamlebyen, Oslo. Visit Cardinal’s blog here.
Diana Buzoianu – I took this photo while in a church in Romania… lately I’m feeling an acute need to get back to the essence that I am… to get back to God… This assignment came at the right time for this introspection for which I thank you Malin! The wick is the quintessence of the candle. Quintessence is the vertical reflection of Essence into matter and is at the center of every material thing. Although quintessence is a material principle because it is a perfect reflection of the Spirit to become one with the quintessence is in effect to become one with the Spirit. When the candle burns while air is flowing directly into the flame the wax is flowing into it indirectly by means of the wick. The lower action reflects the higher. Visit Diana’s blog here.
Harrie Nijland – Visit Harrie’s blog here.
Kari Jeppesen – “If you close your eyes, you will see”… Visit Kari’s blog here.
Leanne Rivers – The Wisdom of Surrender. Visit Leanne’s blog here.
Mathias Laitila Kälvemark – I found an old backlit slide-viewer in a flea-market this summer. I only paid 30 Swedish crowns (around 4 USD). I cleaned it out, replaced the little light bulb and put a couple of new batteries inside. Eventually I got it to work. I have some slides from my childhood, saved for me by my father. The viewer becomes a time machine; taking me to a time before I was myself. And there I am, looking at myself. Photographed in Uppsala 1967 and Stockholm 2014, Sweden. Visit Mathias blog here.
Terje Hellesø – This is a self portrait from Gettlinge gravfält on Öland in Sweden, July 1995.
After photographing several personal images from this place (with traces from the Bronze Age), the only thing I could do was just to lie down in the grass and purely consume the atmosphere from the place. This was really a way of returning to myself. Gettlinge gravfält is one of my personal favorite places in Sweden. Visit Terjes blog here.
I would like to thank you all (once again) for your contributions. It’s fantastic to see everyone’s images/interpretations on the subject. I’m not sure if this will be the last assignment or if there will be another one. It’s up to the readers. You can see the last assignments here, here, and here.