Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Dear art lover,
I’m sure that, like me, you often have questions when you look at an artwork for the first time. So, I thought that you might be interested in knowing a bit more about my creations. For this reason, I decided to write a little story around one of my fine art prints. This time I would like to tell you more about ‘Lucy’. At the beginning of July 2017, I decided to go for a drive in the countryside not far from McGregor. I was in an exploring mood. At that time it was a new road for me and I was curious to see what I would find there. So I took my camera and off I went. I was surprised to find myself surrounded by a completely different landscape just 10 km outside of the village. While stopping to take pictures of an abandoned house I suddenly saw two ladies walking in the distance with something on their heads. I thought, wow, I have to photograph that! As the ladies were walking towards me I didn’t have time to prepare properly and I had to act quickly. I took several shots with different compositions focusing on the one lady who was more interesting to me. Fortunately, she wasn’t acting strangely in front of the camera and kept the posture and the expression on her face which I was trying to capture. I was so excited and looked forward to processing the images. Back in my studio, I was happy with the final image but something was missing - I was expecting more meaning and depth from it. I intuitively played around with the image. In the end, I made it black and white with only the bag of tomatoes in color. For me, the shades of grey represent our current challenging human experience. It creates a stark contrast with the aliveness of the colourful bag of tomatoes - natural nourishment from mother nature. This is a perfect example of how I see the world through my camera. It is like wearing polarised sunglasses: the basic scene is the same but the slight adjustments in color have enriched the original experience. Anyway, there it was: ‘Lucy’ one of my first fine art prints.
If you have any questions or comments, simply respond to this email. Till next time, with Love Dani PS. In my online shop, I’m currently offering 20% off on all my fine art prints. Take a look! www.danisphotos.com/shop