TURNING LEAVES

autumn leaf photography
chestnut autumn leaf photography
autumn leaf photography
ginkgo autumn leaf photography
autumn leaf photography
ginkgo autumn leaf photography
autumn leaf photography
modernist autumn leaf photography
chestnut autumn leaf photography
igpoty winner autumn leaf by jeff friesen
autumn leaf photography
sailboat autumn leaf photography
autumn leaf photography
maple seeds photography
sailboat autumn leaf photography
autumn leaf photography

TURNING LEAVES


You never know what we’ll find. I spend a lot of time exploring outdoors with my daughter. One autumn day we were sitting amongst fallen chestnut leaves and I was struck by their resemblance to Frank Gehry’s architecture...seriously. We gathered some leaves and brought them to my studio. I propped up the leaves by planting their stems in clay and photographed them from a low angle using window light bounced off of tin foil for a metallic effect. In the camera’s viewfinder the fading leaves became *wabi sabi towers and temples.


I enjoy elevating the modest into the monumental. As Walt Whitman said, “I believe a blade  of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”


*Wabi sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese worldview or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.


Prints from this series are available for purchase. Click on individual images above and you will see a link for complete purchase details.


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