Monday, August 08, 2005

young spirits

i was looking through my negatives of past photo shoots and found some of these photographs i had taken of my friends babies. here is a set of each of them; one in where they are sharing a moment with me and another one in where they exist in their own world.

"we are living art" - maya angelou













53 comments:

Nihilistic said...

I do love your photography!

Itineranting said...

The last one is rather unique - the way it captures the child. And her shadow. The child has her arms outstretched..twirling..and the shadow doesnt have the same...interesting.

Amie said...

great shots! it sure captured their special moments. really nice!

irina said...

Oh... Lorena, there is nothing like the puritz of childhood. I so much wish to keep awake the child within me. My job helps me do that (I teach to kids) but sometimes I slip to dark adulthood... :o) Those kid friends of yours are such beautiful little flowers...

Anonymous said...

Lovely set of pics and apltly titled.

Shirazi said...

Lovely children.

gulnaz said...

excellent pictures, so natural and beautiful! :)
and i love the quote by mary angelou!! thanks you are precious

Samudraa said...

ahhhh beauty!

their innocence captured so well.....

And the elegance of black&white pics...

vishnoi said...

lovely and fully of life! gr8 idea to make a series!

DeCoMpOsEd said...

very great pics... may i ask ...what type of camera do you use?

Pecos Blue said...

Great. I like the first one alot!

gone said...

My favorite is the first. Great capture, Lorena.

Anonymous said...

lovely shots. im a big fan of b/w and sepia toned photos

Josh said...

somehow i was anonymous...thats me above!

DeCoMpOsEd said...

thank you for your thoughtful comments on my blog...you made my day by saying my post was cool.. =-)gracias

Lorena said...

thanks stacy :)

itineranting :: glad you pointed that out. i never really looked at that. thanks.

thanks amie :)

irina :: aren't they?! thanks. i'm sure being around kids really helps plus it can sometimes be a great cheer up. they make you forget about your problems (and sometimes they become your problem i guess :) i still haven't lost the child in me either, luckily.

thanks anonymous and shirazi :)

gulnaz :: thank you. i felt the quote appropriate, i have it in a frame.

thanks samudraa and aashish :)

decomposed :: thanks. the camera i use is a Nikon N55.

pecos blue & Jacob :: that's my favorite as well. thanks :)

josh :: thank you :)

decomposed :: de nada :) and you're cool too :) !!

gusgreeper said...

damn you rule.

such innocence captured. innocence that i crave and never had.

i have no choice but to invent my own. (and i do)

Lorena said...

you rule as well corinna :)

i'm glad you're finding innocence in your soul because it's there, i see it in your blog many times :)

Cocaine Jesus said...

innocence by freeze frame. captivating.

Lorena said...

thanks :) great way to put it!!

softly said...

Lorena,

again i'm amazed by your talent and subtle remarks.

are you a professional photographer/artist?

you have what it takes to BE ONE, DEAR!

Jyotsna said...

Its not just the pictures..these are truly precious moments.Children live for the moment so beautifully that we need to learn mindfullness from them and see the world through their eyes!
:)

Cracked Chancla said...

great photos. i love the third one. it feels so intimate. i just wanna reach out and pinch his cute little cheeks.

Benjamin said...

i really like the way you contrast the two kinds of moment and also point out in gentle prose thats what you are doing. nice photos, nice kids. you're cool!

Ghost Particle said...

Hi,

The last image with the shadow of the girl is amazing. Nice postings.

Free Spirit said...

Was just passing by but was held by your collection of delightful pictures. I always did love black and white photographs. Makes me feel nostalgic everytime I see one.

transience said...

you, girl, are amazing. your photos are just so beautiful.

bablu said...

Enchanting as ever !!!

Lavinia said...

Wow, those are so beautiful. I'm sure years from now the children and the parents will still cherish the pictures. Heirlooms, all of them.

Paul said...

Cute kids. You really do the photos, especially I like the black and white ones, outstandingly.

Gangadhar said...

Wonderful pics...cute kids...
Childhood is the most important thing in our lives...I feel nostalgic while viewing those cute pics....

Leslie said...

As usual, you take the most awesome photos! I wish you lived near me, or I, you. I'd pay you to take my family's pictures. Not just portrait, real life-style. I absolutely love your talent! Have you thought about going professional?

stella said...

lorena,

there are two separate themes i feel from the photos, which says alot about the subjects and the photographer.

you capture their innocence so elegantly, but from the sensitivity of an experienced artist.

nice selections and thanks for sharing them! =)

mermaid said...

You know I'm smiling. I'm due at November's end. Will you come take pictures of her?:)

Anonymous said...

Lorena,

I love your photography and your words of wisdom. Every time I read your postings I admire you more. Thank you for giving me those precious moments taken of my baby (Ixtian) and I hope you can someday take more b/c my pictures do NOT come out like yours!

anuj said...

Hey where have u been all these days. Sorry couldnt read ur blog. this post is superb. U do photography ?? GOOd. The pics r real nice.

sirbarrett said...

Yes, you ARE a great photographer! I can tell you like to stand back and see things from a different angle. You're like a wise child. These are so cute!

The Voice said...

What beautiful babies. How can it be that so many people fail to realize their fragility and their true value?

Thank you for celebrating them as you have.

J

το θείο τραγί said...

I do love all those "bobires"...

and I'm hellenas.

. : A : . said...

Beautiful shots, bringing out the title. Perfect choice to do them in black and white.

Neel Arurkar said...

Nice Pics. Expecially the last one. The shadow effect is great!

Lorena said...

softly :: wow, thank you for saying that! :) it really means a lot. no i'm not professional but thank you for your kind words, brought a big smile to my face :)

jyotsna :: definitely, they know the value of moments :)

cracked chancla :: thanks. yeah that set seems very intimate & personal for him. he's adorable :)

benjamin :: thanks, you're cool too :)

ghost particle :: thanks, i should make a series of those because i have more shots of her playing with her shadow, she looks adorable.

free spirit :: well i'm glad you stopped by. thanks :)

transience :: thank you! you are amazing as well :)

thanks bablu :)

lavinia :: thanks. i hope so. i know i will always treasure them.

thanks paul & gangadhar :)

leslie :: thank you. yeah, if we lived closer i'd love to take pics of your family. i just realized i haven't taken that many pics this summer, better start! :) going professional..never thought of it but thanks for the idea!

stella :: very perceptive. one photographer that i read up on once said that he was always looking outside to look inside himself. (didn't quote correctly :) thanks for the wonderful compliment, it really is encouraging and it feels so good!

andrea :: thank you so much. i admire you as well for being a strong woman and mother. thanks for helping me with my projects!
i'll meet you & ixtian with my camera anytime :)

anuj :: i've been here! photography is a hobby. thanks.

bc :: yeah and sometimes i use my hands to fit things (hard to explain) thank you for your sweet words!!! ok now you've given me permission to say it because i was always hesitant "i am a photographer" thanks :)

the voice :: thanks & what a nice way to put it. i think our fears/insecurities/experiences shadow our good qualities, our self-value. then we spend time with a young soul and they remind us what it is all about. life is about sharing our lives & being happy with the simple things.

hellenas :: thanks for visiting & leaving a comment :)

.:A:. :: b&w is what i like most. thanks.

neel arurkar :: she looks so lost in her own world in that one. thanks.

Lorena said...

mermaid :: just realized i didn't reply to you. i would be honored too :)

EGO SVM CAROLVS said...

To be young, to be free, to be lithe and to be without the grown-up baggages... these are the best things. :]

Alina said...

Incredible photos, Lorena! And kids are always such a rich subject to focus on.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

as i photographer i always found it difficult to capture children properly.

Good work!

stella said...

lorena, yes! that was exactly what i meant, capturing outside what is felt within - both equally beautiful! =)

venus said...

very beautifully captured emotions in motion!

Lorena said...

carolvs :: yes they are!

kayla :: thank you :)

ultra moscha god :: well i take this as a great compliment, thank you. also, thanks for visiting :)

stella :: thank you sweetie, that is what is great about blogs, we see the beauty that matters from so many people and it's beautiful, like you :)

venus :: thanks. i see so much emotion in these little souls, i'm glad you pointed that out :) and cool description!

Idi said...

hi lorena,
I love most the first photography!
It reminds me of a book I have read of a very shy handicapped child
but what love could perform:
it learned reading and writing and passed the examen that he could have been able to start with university.
The parents had no more hope for it but the nurse of it took it into her house like a mom
and cared for it.

I think the title was "Im Tal der Liebe" (In the Valley of Love)

Lorena said...

hi idi,

thank you for visiting and for leaving this warm story. isn't it amazing the feelings and recollections picture can bring about. i'm glad you liked it.
thanks :)

Chanakya said...

great pictures!

Lorena said...

thanks :)