Milford Sound in New Zealand

Happy Fabulous Photo Friday!

After a long, long search today for perfect slippers and a few perfect sweaters, I came home to finally put together some scenes to photograph.  It takes so much time and is so messy, but before I get to that, here's my choice of the photographer of the week:

Wolfgang Tillmans


Wolfgang Tillmans

Tillmans is a German fine art photographer and artist whose work is extremely diverse, but primarily focuses on photography's foundations as a medium. I particularly LOVE his abstracted photographs (if you can call them photographs).  These works are created without a camera -- they are created directly in the darkroom and are often largely accidental.  These abstract works present photography as a self-referential medium.  Enough photography talk for you? I just think these images are so beautiful.

Okay back to setting up some scenes.  I finally got to do my first experimenting with it (I have been wanting to set up scenes to photograph for awhile) and after my first experience, I learned two things: 

1) It takes way longer than I had anticipated

2) It is much harder than it looks (especially when you have a preconceived idea of what the final image should look like)

I basically experimented with different materials, cutting up some of my photographs and other random images, and well just playing with angles and aperture.  It's not exactly how I wanted, but it's a start...right? Let me know what you think!

Okay folks, until next time...go have a nice weekend, enjoy the cool breeze in the air, eat or drink something pumpkin flavored, and be creative!

I'm missing the beach and the ocean, you?

Happy weekend!