Hi Andy,Tony, I'm workshopping (in my head) the potential for a solar system of shells and other sea structures and forms.
Your jellyfish shot opens the door beautifully.
Coincidentally, I have a really excellent collection of urchin cores, and some good shells and even a mummified weedy seadragon to boot.
I didn't comment at the time but your "inner space meets outer space" is quite delightful.
As a matter of fact, I challenge you (lightheartedly of course) to come up with the solar system (shells and sh!t) in some kind of realistic dimension before me (give a month or two).
There ya go, gauntlet bloody laid down.
Thanks very much, Paul. While I do have some of my bird and flower photos displayed, my seashell photos have yet to be displayed.Tony, you have some wonderful images of these shells here. I like the single shell studies, and you have lit them so very well too.
Do you have any of these displayed at all?
Thank you very much for your generous and thoughtful comments. I truly appreciate them, Asher.Tony,
Such pristine and beautifully made images!
I agree with Paul here. The singly isolated shell images are stunning. Each has a unique coloring and pattern and commands attention and evokes interest and prolonged fascination.
To me, I see not only wonders of nature, but also models for my own artistic adventures and ideas to explore.
After Edward Weston's B&W images of shells, it's so hard for anyone to enter the arena and claim a spotlight. Your work, however, Doesn't rely so much on lighting, positioning and form but primarily on the form's interplay with color patterns. In this you are successful, but the road ahead is open for you.
I do hope that you have all these shells in your possession as there is a lot more to be done as you study each from new perspectives.
Hi Asher,Explain #s 1, 3 and 4 as they are particularly unusual!
Hi Peter,Great beach combing! I'm parcial to the urchins. Agree a book in the making.