Today has been a long day and I thought before I retire I wanted to share this photo I took a few years ago.
A neighbor of mine had a small greenhouse in the back of her home. She wanted to show me her beautiful plants. I followed her as she walked to the back of her house. There, resting on the lawn was this quaint greenhouse. I was very impressed. She went inside and I decided to photograph her while she was pruning her plants. I loved the way the glass muted her face.
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One chilling wintry day I looked outside the window to the enclosed glass paneled front porch and saw the panels appear to be concaved and contain “eye-like” formations on the glass panes. I asked Diane to stand where she is to create a wildly mysterious human effect.
Reflections VI Â© Susan Elkin
I was indoors shooting through double paneled glass windows that helped give an austere effect along with all the other elements of nature.
~~ Susan Elkin
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I asked Diane to stand behind our porch door. I was struck by the branches appearing to “grow from” Diane’s body. As I looked at this beautiful image I felt it needed something to ground it.
Reflections XVIII Â© Susan Elkin
I asked Diane to hold the edge of the door with her right hand. For me, it gave an inside/outside quality. When she completed that gesture, I knew the composition came fully together.
I’ve been told by a woman who purchased this photograph that it encompassed the aging experience in this culture. She put the photograph on the front door to her office. At that time she was working with the elderly in her community. She felt this image dignified the aging process.
~~ Susan Elkin
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