The Sun

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything

such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world–

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

Mary Oliver
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Katie on Acros // Portrait Boudoir Beauty Photography Memphis Tn

Testing light, space, and film with Katie. Shooting personal work has always been rewarding.


Tech specs: Contax645, Neopan Acros 100, ProPhoto Irvine

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This post is also part of the FILM MAMA blog circle I am participating in this year.  Each month a new stock of film is chosen to expand our knowledge and has proven to be such a wonderful way to grow in this film journey.  Please follow the circle along to work from other photographers around the world.  Click on over to Corrie Heisey’s post here. You will travel around and finish up here again! Thanks for looking!

Illustrated Women // Portrait Product Photography Memphis Tn

Recently I photographed lovely work by “Illustrated Women”, an new shop of handmade millinery pieces.  These items have such a delicate feminine feel to them and are completely one of a kind! I don’t know what was more fun during this shoot, taking the photographs or painting the back drop! haha 🙂

If you are interested in purchasing any of these divine items (or make a custom request!), please follow the link here:

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