Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

For those who remember my burning pear,  here is an image that found it’s way onto the back cover of Chiasma. I was thrilled! I was honored! They… must have been… desperate.

I took a few liberties with this weeks challenge (yet again) as the above isn’t strictly a photograph. But… I started out with one (processed the film myself). And hey, I won’t tell if you won’t.

Eli Cash: “Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t?!”

– Owen Wilson – The Royal Tenenbaums

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan combined with images captured on a flat-bed scanner (botanicals and dictionary text)


64 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

    • Thank you very much, sir – you are very kind!
      I was fairly happy with how the colors turned out – can’t take much credit, though… I was just having fun playing with blending modes in Photoshop…

    • Hahaha! NO! Not again! I swear, we should have our own show doing movie reviews…
      people would tune-in just to see if we ever agreed on a film!
      I love pretty much anything Wes Anderson was involved with…

    • This print was not made in the darkroom, although when I had access to one I spent a TON of time there. I did make a few photograms, too, although I’ve got to say I think yours were much more successful! I’d LOVE to have access to a darkroom – for everything from 35mm to pinhole to alternative printing processes… and more than anything I’m dreaming about getting into collodion… *sigh* maybe some day.

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Ms. A! I’m looking forward do checking out more of your work!

  1. Oh, I really love this, it has a modern fairy tale flare to it!! Has the shoe-loving princess stepped out of the castle for a romantic walk with her prince charming in the surrounding forest?
    Rob your work is truly amazing, and I am always so very pleasantly surprised when I visit because it’s such a joy to my eyes!
    Thank you, for wonderful posts and for being a friend. 🙂

    • Oh, wow! Thank you so very much, Juana – that is wonderfully kind of you!
      I was fairly happy with how this one turned out, I guess (which is fortunate), because I wound up including this in my undergrad show as well.
      And thank you, again for your continued kindness, Juana! I always appreciate your considerate comments very, very much!

  2. It’s super cool! It’s also a miracle I didn’t fall and break my leg. High heals + me + water – balance = trip to the ER. We lucked out this time I guess! 😉

  3. You’re gonna have all those crazy foot folks salivating. I remember when I posted about Happy Feet on my blog, the comments got a little interesting (read: odd). Love Annabelle’s star tattoo – too cute!

    Another great shot, Inky. “he does it again!”

    • Ha! I can imagine. Interestingly enough, while I did a bit of a series with these, I’ve never gotten any responses like that, here.
      I think the stars were meant to represent both family members and Orion’s belt… (how much trouble am I going to be in for getting that wrong!)
      Thank you very much, Dishy!

  4. Oooooh, I love dictionary pages as background. My boyfriend’s apartment building has a “library” in the laundry room where people leave books for other residents to borrow, and I was begging him to let me steal a Webster’s for scanning purposes the other day, but he wasn’t having it.

    • Thank you very much, Megan – you are so kind!
      I wasn’t sure exactly what would happen with the water (and it was a bit of mess straining flower bits out of a bathtub), but I think it was worth it in the end.

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