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Finding Memories #2

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 #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

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electricsoup 13 30 England
9 Oct 2007 12:41PM
great portrait

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rhion 16 35 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 1:21PM
Well, it's another good insight Susie but I do have a problem with this one - the knife in front of her. Probably just me but that changes the complexion of the picture somehow - makes it more sinister?
(OK I'm probably paranoid!).
The lighting etc is just right for the image and she looks so jolly (or is she.......)
R (being honest!)
rosie42 15 7 Australia
9 Oct 2007 2:27PM
Thanks for dropping by, Nathan - much appreciated ... :o)

Hi Richard - hmm see what you mean! lol I hadn't thought about the knife looking sinister, as just a couple of minutes before the shot was taken, Yulia had been using it to score patterns on the piece she was working on - nothing sinister going on here, promise! :oD Appreciate your candid feedback as always... hope this finds you and Shona feeling fine!

Susie :o)
imander 12 388 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 5:05PM
wonderful shot of a very talented lady
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
9 Oct 2007 5:49PM
Very good mono Susie. Ron.
motoads 12 14 Australia
10 Oct 2007 12:33PM

the light in this is really edgy (thats the technical term by the way *ahem*) nice exposure!

oh, and i think her facial expression (the way you have successfully engaged her) plays on the 'conversations' title more than #1...

by the way, cold chisel had a song called conversations, i dont suppose there is a vague link? hee hee...

well done susie, another ripper! ads :o)
rosie42 15 7 Australia
10 Oct 2007 1:29PM
Cheers Ian and Ron - thanks for looking in ...

Yep Ads, 'edgy', that's what I was trying to achieve alrighty! ;o) lol Pleased you like this - thanks so much for visiting ...

Susie :o)
steve neil 15 597 Australia
22 Oct 2007 6:34AM
Niiiice Susie - doing any Platinum or Silver Gelatin prints yet? If so can we talk about it SmileSmileSmile Hope u are well.
User_Removed 13 7 8 Netherlands
25 Oct 2007 9:57AM
wonderful portrait, the angle on her and her working space is particularly good. Good description as well, very moving. Regards, Bert
akh Plus
15 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 10:19AM
Interesting story and good image. Like the lighting but do find the bright patch on the wall somewhat distracting as it tends to lead your eye away from the main subject. Could it not be toned down or even cropped out altogether.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
13 Nov 2007 6:13AM
excellent work and description!!!
chrissd 14 304 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 4:56PM
excellent piece of work SmileSmile
rosie42 15 7 Australia
2 Dec 2007 10:47PM
Hey Steve - not yet but watch this space! And yep I'm doing well, thank you! Trust all's fine and dandy with you n yours too! :o)

Thanks so much Bert - I have a lot more in this series; just need to print and scan them!

Appreciate your considered feedback Tony, as always - thank you so much for taking the time to view and comment...

Cheers Ollie - good of you to drop by!

Thank you too Chris; grateful for your visit...

Susie :o)
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
14 Dec 2007 1:52AM
just as good as the first, which is a wonderful suprise, two outstanding images
rosie42 15 7 Australia
18 Jan 2008 12:15AM
Cheers Nicholas - thank you for viewing and providing your feedback!

Susie :o)
chris_g 13 3
3 Feb 2008 7:14PM
This is my favourite of the series. just brillient
rosie42 15 7 Australia
4 Feb 2008 11:21AM
Thank you for dropping by, Chris ...

Susie :o)

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