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Finding Memories #1

By rosie42  
~ Yulia ~

Yulia was born and raised in a small village in Hungary. She emigrated to Australia almost fifty years ago after escaping the Russian occupation, fearfully crossing the carefully raked border to Yugoslavia under the cover of darkness.

A fashion designer and dressmaker for thirty years, Yulia is now an accomplished ceramicist. She remembers as a young girl watching her mother lovingly embroider delicate traditional Hungarian folk designs throughout their home - on the walls and furniture, their clothes and bedding - and these precious memories continue to influence her work today.


This series features people who have made Tasmania their home since moving from far flung places, each a stranger to me until the day we met to make the images. Each shared with me an amazing life story and it's been an absolute pleasure to spend time listening to their memories, some of which accompany the images here.

Finding Memories #2
Finding Memories #3
Finding Memories #4
Finding Memories #5
Finding Memories #6
Finding Memories #7
Finding Memories #8
Finding Memories #9
Finding Memories #10
Finding Memories #11
Finding Memories #12
Finding Memories #13
Finding Memories #14

The images are deliberately unconstructed and rely solely on available light.

Thank you for looking - all feedback (+/-) gratefully received ...

Susie :o)

Tags: Traditional darkroom Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Hoffy, Nic_WA, riprap007 and 29 more

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Nic_WA 15 179 2 Australia
8 Oct 2007 9:04AM
Excellent environmental portrait - well composed and I suspect much better as a bw than it would have been in colour.

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Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Oct 2007 9:08AM
nice angle and.... story

rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
8 Oct 2007 4:25PM
Welcome back Susie, acomplished photo essay image. Plenty of b/g information also. Excellent image to boot. Ron.
rhion 16 35 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2007 9:23PM
#1 sounds hopefulSmile
It is good to see you back Susie - miss your take on the world about us.
It is one of those pictures where the sum of the picture and story are greater than the two alone.
Funny how mono just seems so natural here - I'm not sure why, after all, it's not a "graphic" image or one where texture and form are the key elements.
9 Oct 2007 6:38AM
Nicely composed picture of an artist with her work, and an excellent description.
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 8:22AM
Nice one Susie, hope your well.
Take care, but keep em coming.

motoads 12 14 Australia
9 Oct 2007 10:58AM
gorgeous image susie...

love the tones and comp in this!

she looks like a warm and interesting person, clearly comfortable with you, in her environment...

looking forward to seeing the rest :o)

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rosie42 15 7 Australia
9 Oct 2007 12:09PM
Thanks so much Nic & Dianna - appreciate you each taking the time to view and comment ...

Hi there Ron & Richard - thank you both for your warm greetings! I was only ever going to be temporarily absent lol - hope to be a more regular contributor soon! (I haven't forgotten I still owe you a line Richard! Soon, promise!)

Hey Lydia - nice to see you; thanks for swinging by!

And hello Steve - grateful for your ongoing interest in my posts, thank you!

Cheers Ads, I always value your considered feedback, so thank you once again ...

Susie :o)
User_Removed 13 7 8 Netherlands
25 Oct 2007 9:59AM
Again a really good environmental portrait (I started with #2 which was e2 featured next to the main gallery). Environmental portraits with the subject in the back of his/her space give us so much to watch, this a fine example. Regards, Bert
rosie42 15 7 Australia
2 Dec 2007 10:50PM
Thanks so much Bert! Always grateful for your valued opinion...

Susie :o)
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
18 Jan 2008 5:10PM
I've somehow missed these images of yours, and find them quite compelling.
John_Humphreys 14 69 2 Ireland
18 Jan 2008 9:42PM
Interesting story and picture. I like this kind of material. John
rosie42 15 7 Australia
19 Jan 2008 3:22AM
Thank you for visiting Anne and John - it's much appreciated...

Susie :o)

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