The Magic is in the Details
When traveling, I usually find myself intrigued with the colors and shapes that are all around. In the Maldives I found that to be especially true. The way light moves across anything, the way colors shift and take shape. When I got home to edit, these were the photos I was more curious about. So often the result isn't a clear representation of anything, which is what we often expect from photographs. It's more like a painting, which can be an artist's take on what they are seeing.
This is a way of photographing that can be really fun for anyone, and I have talked about it in some of my previous photography posts. When you completely fill the frame with details, and don't show the whole scene, you get to create something totally different. I feel like it actually gives you a ton of creative freedom.
Obviously water. I am obsessed and always have been. Which is why figuring out that I am a Water Sign has been so comforting - like there is a reason to this tick I seem to have! But honestly, doesn't it feel good to look at a frame of color that is water? These images are so therapeutic in my opinion. You can feel the movement in them. They look like paintings but with the clarity of a photograph. The image at the top of this post is one I am going to print BIG on acrylic and hang somewhere killer in my house. Then every time I look at it I can have a moment where I feel the sensation of being right there in that water.
I think when you only show a small portion of a scene, your imagination can fill in the rest of the details however it likes. There is so much freedom in that. I think that is what makes us feel such a connection to certain types of art. When a piece of art reminds you of your own experiences, you transfer that meaning onto it. These detailed shots are a way of making those connections.
And whatever your mood, there is art for it! The one above was taken during a storm, and I love how dark and thick the colors are.
These palm images are perfect for an Earth sign. I think they become so much more beautiful when you get in tight. Then the image becomes more about lines and color.
I mentioned printing on acrylic, which is one of my favorite ways to print a photograph. It is a high gloss treatment that makes the image appear almost backlit. I am so excited to add acrylic images to the Art Fare Shop! This is something you just have to try for yourself. It is a stunning statement piece to add to any room. When you choose acrylic in the Art Fare Shop, the art will come ready to hang - the treatment does not need another frame. We use a 6-color direct print under crystal clear acrylic to give the print a vibrant, brilliant and clear appearance. The print is then stabilized with an aluminum backing panel. It comes complete and ready to hang. Nothing more is needed!
All of these images are available in the Shop as fine art prints or acrylic. Just click on an image to jump over to the Shop, because if you see something you love, you should have it!
There will be one more upcoming post on the Maldives! I feel like I could go on forever about that magical place! I have a few more amazing images to share so keep an eye out for that last post!
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