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Finding Memories #14

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 #1
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

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

This will be the final upload in this series and is best viewed large.

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

Susie :o)

Tags: Traditional darkroom Black and white Portraits and people

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PatrickSmith 14 1.2k 2 United States
4 Feb 2008 10:43PM
Hey Susie,

It's great to see some new ones from you. I see you've slipped a few by me. Must be the upload time of day or something since I'm usually not on right now. I like this story and it is important to not forget how we came to be where we are. I could see a book coming from this. And the photos look good too. I'll have to browse through these stories when I'm not at work. I hope things are going well for you too. I'm only uploading one per week because I don't seem to have enough time for more.

Later,

Patrick

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5 Feb 2008 7:16AM
This series has been magnificent, very impressive and enjoyable and only sorry again that there seems to be no time to comment on them all.

They are so good and refreshing a look on life, and you write so well about these characters, I shall certainly re-visit.
chris_g 13 3
5 Feb 2008 7:34AM
I also like the series very much. I think the composition on the whole series is very good, and found that they drew me in when i was look through the gallery.
motoads 12 14 Australia
5 Feb 2008 11:51AM
hey Susie!

a great triptych here, a fitting way to finish this series :o)

congratulations on constructing and presenting such a pleasing body of work, not for us to view, but also for you (i imagine) to look back on with fondness and satisfaction...

the positive feedback received over these 14 uploads demonstrates clearly that you have offered some really compelling images that have appealed to people with broad taste, along with some intruiging and moving tales of, dare i say, *ordinary* people. maybe i should change that to extraordinary :o)

for me the two key photographic features that stand out across this series have been the level of engagement you acquired from the subjects, who clearly felt relaxed and at ease with you, and also how you have only used available light...

muchos kudos (thats latin you know, lol)

cant wait to see what you produce next!

kind regards, ads :o)
rosie42 15 7 Australia
5 Feb 2008 12:28PM
Hey Patrick - thank you for dropping by... :o)

Lydia - delighted you've enjoyed the series; thank you for your interest and encouraging words...

Chris - thank you also for following the series; your feedback is much appreciated...

Hiya ads - I'm grateful for your generous and considered impressions... muchos gracias (that's not latin ya know! ;o) lol!)

Susie :o)
19 Jun 2008 7:19PM
Outstanding series. Very well done. Alejandro
rosie42 15 7 Australia
25 Jun 2008 1:20PM
Thanks so much Alejandro...

Susie :o)

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