Monday, September 1, 2008

Wild Sunflower and Toddler Hands - New Photographs

I've been looking forward today, thinking of what I need to get done this week, and before I get started with anything else new I thought I would show off some of my latest pieces. No grand landscapes or Route 66 photos, but a beautiful end of summer flower and the beginnings of a new series.
This wild sunflower was taken on the side of the road while on Route 66. These small sunflowers were everywhere on my trip back to Kingman a few weeks ago. I wanted to pull over and take photos of one of the large fields, but with my 3 year old daughter I just needed to get home as soon as possible. These were right by a sign that I had pulled off to photograph (you'll see that in my next Route 66 post) and I love the way this one turned out. Not the often seen straight on sunflower shot, but a side view that gives the flower a little personality as it blows in the wind.

These sweet little flowers I found during our recent little adventure in the woods near the Pecos River. I'm not sure what type of wild flower they are, but I just loved how sweet they looked. I haven't decided if I'm going to add it to my Lorissa J Design and Photo Fine Art Photography shop yet, but you can always order it as a custom order if you want.

And then there are these two photos that might, or might not, end up being a new series featuring hands and gestures by children. I just loved them and "Touch" from my Motherhood series.
Hands and gestures can express so much and I love the innocence and freedom of childhood. That one minute a child can be digging in the mud by the river and the next she will be picking wild raspberries to share and not worry about the bit of dirt still left on her hands. I've titled this Fine Art Photograph "Sharing" and it is limited to an edition of 50 prints from size 5x7 to 16x20.
In the second she was offering me rocks and stones she had dug up. This things were precious to her, but we lose that as we grow.

I'm wondering what you, my readers, think about this idea of a new series. It would be close to my motherhood series, but focus in the child rather then the mother. Thanks ahead of time for your comments and opinions.

Oh, and if you don't remember "Touch" here it is:


RetroRugrats said...

A handful of berries and worn little girl nail polish, doesn't get better than that...! Amazing work, LJ. Love it!

Abby said...

I love your hand pics and that sunflower is stunning!

Anonymous said...

As usual, your photography is incredible. Beautiful new pictures!

New England Quilter said...

I love the white and blue in the sky in the sunflower photo. Those little dirty hands are priceless!

LisaPV said...

Amazing amazing photos. I have been working on my pic taking skills for my blog and my etsy but there is only so much you can do with a point and shoot.


Allie said...

Hi Lorissa,

I love the idea of a series of photos focusing on a child's hand and gestures. A lovely and touching idea, and it would be beautiful with your incredible eye for capturing those fleeting images. :), allie

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

=) melanie

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