Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Let's start something new (for me anyway)

Once in a while I'll stumble upon some photography that really catches my eye. Lately I've been finding a lot of incredibly talented photogs through Etsy. The other day I was browsing around Etsy and found just such a photographer.

I've been thinking about what to post on this blog in between fits of editing and waiting for negatives in the mail, so I decided I'd start a weekly tradition of highlighting a photographer who I think makes amazing images. This concept is by no means unique - a lot of photo blogs have a weekly or monthly feature, and it's a great idea. Photographers love exposure (no pun intended) so why not?

So, first up in this series (gotta come up with a catchy name) is a photographer who has an incredible talent of making ordinary objects beautiful. Her use of selective focus is never overdone, and in fact the out of focus areas in her images are as important as the in focus elements. Her shop name is Tea & Brie and has a it has very poignant subtitle: "explore. observe. discover."

Here is an example of an image I love of hers that clearly has a focal point but also uses the out of focus background as balance (click to see it in her Etsy store):

Beyond the ethereal images she also makes great object images:

Outside of Etsy she maintains a great personal blog that is a mix of candid photography, fine art photography and wisdom. On top of being an incredible photographer she's an excellent writer.

Here's a link to her blog: http://whimsy.typepad.com/teaandbrie/

So if you get a chance, swing by her shop on Etsy, or her blog and browse through her work.


meg said...

Matt, I have to say that I am incredibly flattered. Your words are too kind :)

Thank you so much for such an amazing write up. Really. I think I got goosebumps reading it!


Rareimage Photography said...

Beautiful shot of the strawberries!! Beautiful processing!!

Jamie Penfold said...

Really brilliant use of focus on these shots.