Still Time!

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Which should be the title of these beauties – the classically posed family portraits of old.  And they’re providing further inspiration for my Seven Every Day Sins project (see previous post)..thinking aloud…the temptation is with the potential resources at hand to plan fantasy, surreal, out of this world..but I think maybe that’s too easy/obvious?..I’m thinking that at initial glance things should appear relatively normal.  It’s then the clues that give the meaning…

Take portrait no.2 – a dreamy pose.  But have 2 women instead, the one standing up is wearing green with a spider clip nestled in her hair.  The lady sitting down is wearing designer black, dripping in jewels…and the symbols of ribbon, Victorian jet jewellery. There could be a handbag open with more clues..Behind them on the wall is a portrait – maybe of a child – or maybe a still life of flowers? roses, carnations, chrysanthemums all have different meanings depending on their colour.. to the side an old fashioned clock with a moth clinging to the side.  The wallpaper is made up of pasted fifty pound notes. (verging on the too surreal?) The lady in green has her eye closed…but the lids are painted to look like they’re open. Neither are smiling.

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They do say the eye are the windows to the soul…

If you haven’t done so already there’s still time to vote (it goes without saying – a huge thank you if you have!).. the link to the competition site works straight through if you are signed into Facebook, if you’re not it takes you to ‘sign in’ and then the general website.  If you end up at the general website, go to photography – trending – and look for the only orange picture(!) called ‘Seven photos of Every Day Sin in Modern Times’ and click on that…. you’ll see the full application/film and the ‘support’ button on the right hand side….

All you’ve done – all you’ve tried to do is really appreciated xxx

Laters, Kate x


  1. KerryCan

    I love reading your thoughts and explorations of how to get your ideas across. Sometimes I get an idea in my head and it’s like it just spins out of control, but in a good, exciting way. I can that’s happening to you right now!