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Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the mind.
(Not my words - generated by Artybollocks ... but they fit my world view perfectly, so what the hell - I thought I'd use them!)

Follow your own path; following someone else's path will only lead you to their destination or where they want you to go.
(Those are my words - thought of them the other morning, and it seems appropriate for the photographic journey Smile)

Two photographic thoughts that I'm trying to cement into my head at the moment are (1) "The poor concept, perfectly executed, still makes a poor photograph" (Misha Gordin) and (2) "Technically poor images are like poems written with poor grammar - they may have volumes of insight to convey, but they have difficultly doing it successfully" (Angela Farris Belt). I may have a way to go, but that's what I'm aiming for ...
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A quick view of TanyaH's recent activity.

  • Living in a Box

    I've got a feeling that it was a similar image to this one which first caught my eye and directed me to your eclectic portfolio!? Either way, can't find it now and it's immaterial anyhow. Love this. So pertinent to the current times and could very definitely echo how many people are feeling at the moment.

    As Moira says, the birds add a sense of elusive freedom and the whole image makes me feel sad but hopeful Smile
    • 22 Jan 2021 9:31AM
  • Cariad

    I'm all for cropping limbs to be honest and sod the rules! And I'm certainly not going to tell you how to do portraits, because your portraits are superlative in my opinion.

    If I'd taken this, I'd probably be tempted to crop to square and do away with appendages altogether Grin A lot of people expect to see limbs, and it's nice to confound those people's perceptions sometimes ...
    • 21 Jan 2021 4:48PM
  • Bobby, Sue and Petra Too

    Nozzle? What nozzle?! No Dysons were harmed in the making of this image Grin
    Love this. Very quirky!
    • 21 Jan 2021 11:17AM
  • Papa Donít Preach

    This is probably the exact moment you introduced yourself with "Hi, my name's Dave and I like vegetables .. can I take your photo please?" Grin Grin Grin

    Actually, I do love this. There's such a wonderful intensity in the image, coupled with a gentle humour, and that limited palette really contributes to the overall feel.
    • 20 Jan 2021 1:16PM
  • Ooops...erm.....run?

    Can't get a decent builder these days for love nor money Sad Good image though Smile
    • 20 Jan 2021 1:13PM
  • They Come in Peace

    Hah! My first thought, before I read Chase's comment above, was 'Men in Black'!! Okay, this time it's men in blue, but hey - who's quibbling?! These days, anything goes by all accounts Grin
    • 18 Jan 2021 3:26PM
  • Dance

    Stunning, as always. Remote. Harsh. Achingly beautiful. And very you Smile
    • 18 Jan 2021 1:00PM
  • You've got a fab portfolio, Carole!
  • You have some beauties in here, Arne! As much as I'm loving your colour images, I have to admit that you have a way with mono that's very satisfying indeed Smile
    • Posted on Saastad's profile
    • 26 Feb 2020 12:16PM
  • Not sure I've ever looked at your portfolio ... my loss, though. It's delightful!
  • I've just had a proper look at your portfolio - wow! Such beauty in abundance Smile
    "Stunning" doesn't even come close to describing your work!
  • I finally got round to having a proper look at your stuff, and yeah ... I really do like it! Love the art nude stuff too - the lighting on some of those is utterly sublime and definitely something I want to try and emulate Smile
  • Loving your work, Gill, very inspiring Smile
    • Posted on GillyB's profile
    • 5 Apr 2016 1:56PM
  • One of the lovely things about this site is discovering portfolios that you never realised existed ... and I've just discovered yours Grin
    I'm blown away - really enjoyable and inspiring work!
  • Great images! Really enjoying your work Smile
    • Posted on chudzy's profile
    • 21 Jan 2016 6:59PM
  • Thought I'd have a peek at what else you do when not on max strength cold and flu medication and 'atmospheric' music ... Grin
    Glad I did - you do stunning landscape work!
    • Posted on BobShaw's profile
    • 4 Jun 2015 12:04PM
  • Wow, what a portfolio! Inspiring work and I've thoroughly enjoyed having a bimble through it Grin
    • Posted on backbeat's profile
    • 13 Apr 2015 11:19AM