Postcard Progress

.

A few weeks ago, I invited people to take part in a small project. Having been inspired by a postcard exchange I had taken part in with Stephen MacInnis in May last year, I wanted to do a similar thing again on a slighter larger scale. And so I sent out a collection of cards that I had printed to various corners of the globe, hoping to hear some news of their arrival.

Here are a couple of pictures of a few of their adventures – so exciting to see them in their new spaces..more to come!

.

From Exeter, UK to…

Antoinette_72

Puppy postcard arrived and newly homed with Antoinette in Oregon, USA..

.

Sydney2_72

.

Small trees, sitting happily on a desk with artist Sydney Lancaster in Alberta, Canada..

(p.s. I’ve just seen that Sydney has just posted about this on her blog today too!)

.

nathan4_72.

nathan2_72

.

nathan3_72

.

nathan1_72

.

nathan 5_72Exploring all corners in the middle of Kansas, USA, in the workspaces of Nathan Filbert and Holly Suzanne.

.

Thanks so much to everyone for taking part – this is an ongoing project too, so if you would like me to send you a postcard, get in touch! You can read the initial posts here and here.

.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

.

0003_pineapple cake1_72

.

The only thing to do with a very hard week is make a ridiculous retro cake. May I present “Mr Pineapple Upside Down Cake”.

Yum.

(This has nothing to do with anything really but I thought it might make you smile.)

And it wasn’t me who nicked the pineapple shape on the left edge. Seconds before I took the photograph.

You just can’t get the assistants these days..

.

Fruits and Flowers

.

 .

 .

.

.

.

There has been a feeling of seasonal change in the air over the past few days, which maybe explains the Autumnal themes creeping out in my indoor sessions this week.

I’ve not tried much food related photography before – this was great fun! It’s teaching me a lot about working with natural light and colour..

.

My Favourite Things – Roses

.

.

.

.

I thought I would do a little series on some of my favourite things, and attempt to capture them all in natural light. So, here is No.1 – a homegrown Rose.

Throughout the Summer, you will often find me with my nose in a rose. I will lean into gardens, through fences and gates, leap across plants in garden centres, just to get my fix of their amazing scent. I love how every single one is different. I love how water hides in their petals after the rain (Raindrops on Roses..must find some Whiskers on Kittens..!) I love their air of nostalgia, their timelessness, a sense of elegance that I will never achieve.

I don’t know the name of this rose – so I will call it…Romantic Blush..! (feel free to be sick)

 This photograph encompasses a few more favourites too – the bookshelf on which these flowers sit was found under an enormous pile of rotting wood and leaves on my allotment, and the vase was found in a great collection of glassware in a charity shop – I love to make new from the old!

.

.

Happy Summer!

.