Monday, November 19, 2007

Both sides now

Found this leaf in a parking lot and was impressed by the red hue of the front side and the bright red veins against the pale red of the reverse. I decided to create a diptych showing both sides. I think the final result is equal parts clinical and artistic, celebration and autopsy.

I'm about finished with the leaf photos. Last evening, I set up a small tabletop studio in my basement (the garage is getting too cold to work in), grabbed some seashells and a bag of sand, and recreated some close up beach scenery.


Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

What a great idea!

lasiate said...

pour l'ensemble de tes photos, de belles mises en scène de choses simples

James said...

A photographer that I once worked with had a saying, "Simple photos are best!" That's an ideal I have taken to heart. Thank you for vising and for your comment.

deb said...

Great leaf study!

Wanda said...

I've looked at clouds from both sides now, and now I'm looking a leaves from both sides... Nice on both counts :)

bo said...

Fascinating idea. The leaf's opposite sides contrast each other nicely. Very creative.