Magda Indigo photography

+ 2017 part 3

EYES… SOUL-MIRRORS…
THE GREAT EXPERIENCE… SWAN MILKWEED
TUTTI FRUTTI...
THE SILENCE of the TULIP…
DUO FRIVOLITY... TULIPS
PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM
SWEET BEAUTY, PEONY…
A FLOWER DUET, PEONIES...
AIR of MYSTERY… Roses
TWO BELGIAN BLONDES…
THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS…
YOU AND I, TWINS…
ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...
LA DOLCE VITA...
HOLD TIGHT…

EYES… SOUL-MIRRORS…

#abfav_2_together_theme MAGDA INDIGO (*_*) A lighting exercise in the studio. This is a scan of a b/w Polaroid which gives you not just the instant image but also a 4x5 negative. This image is part of an ongoing photo book project on ‘soul mirrors.’ Like most people I don’t like to be photographed, why do you think I am 'behind' the camera? hihi. I feel that very few images 'capture' the real ‘ME’. That is why I so respect it when people say NO. That is why I understand their ‘fear’ and I’m able to put them at ease. I always prefer natural light, but studio light has its advantages, anytime, anywhere… This was taken late at night, I had already tried quite a few different set-ups, wanted something different, this IS the one. Camera used: Techn Cam 4x5 Lens used: Rodenstock 180 Film used: Polaroid 55 pro neg. 4x5 The frame is natural, from the torn-off Polaroid paper. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GREAT EXPERIENCE… SWAN MILKWEED

I uploaded the seedpod a few days ago… what happened next? Due to the heat given off by the lights in the studio, the pods started to open and the pod opened and released the seeds. Hundreds of seeds fluffing from that one pod. In a matter of minutes all of the seeds floated out of the pod. Once the process of release started, it could not be stopped. I loved shooting this small miracle of nature in my studio. Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seedbox/seeds Inflated green and later light brown, papery pod or follicle; short bristly hair cover the outer surface; dark seeds have silvery cotton wool-like attachments that facilitate wind distribution. Asclepias fruticosa is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the monarch butterfly. The plant's tissues contain sufficient cardenolides that consumption of significant quantities of the plant's leaves, stems, or fruit may lead to death in livestock and humans. Brought this from Sardinia to photograph in my studio. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TUTTI FRUTTI...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFq5O2kabQo TUTTI FRUTTI... Little Richard Summer... summer-fruits, summer colours, summer delicacies, summer pleasures... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SILENCE of the TULIP…

FLOWERS WITH EMOTION. Rococo parrot tulip. An IMPORTANT, all too often forgotten,ingredient in photography, more IMPORTANT than technical prowess I feel, a photo without emotion is ... just a 'picture'? Yes, that can even be expressed with and by flowers. I times of discomfort, fear, sadness, we gather, huddle and hug? We look for some kind of reassurance? Tears badly hidden, arms longing, feeling the need for one another more than ever. I do NOT talk to flowers... but I will gladly listen, with my eyes. Do you hear it? thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DUO FRIVOLITY... TULIPS

#abfav_2_together_theme Claude Debussy: "Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art." Parrot Tulips, Texas Gold... Flamboyant and frivolous! In full conversation with the flowers again, You can see for yourself what these tulips were saying, we’re ready, with attitude!!! I love the 'crinkled' and capricious petals and could not resist such beauty. Have a day full of colour and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.coms IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM

Doesn’t it look like fireworks? Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' is a tall, willowy perennial that produces an abundance of fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems during the height of summer. Meadow Rue is perfect for filling gaps in woodland gardens and shaded borders, particularly as the elegant foliage provides an ideal backdrop for smaller perennials. The foliage of Thalictrum can be added to summer bouquets for a delicate touch. Unbelievable, but a member of Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, its common name is Chinese Meadow Rue. Gorgeous foliage and pretty flowers, it loves moist but well drained soils. It has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, also ok in full sun Flowers June to July, A new variety of popular meadow rue, this has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is pretty, too, scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, or as a contrast to larger-leaved plants. In my garden, it is next to my Peonies. So, more lowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET BEAUTY, PEONY…

I again tried to photograph the Peony with lots of drama! The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. My favourite? lol Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLOWER DUET, PEONIES...

Although when budding the petals look waxy... they are silky soft. The more they open the more silky they become. Also the paler the petals get... As you know, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! "READY TO BLOOM and regale you with my beauty"? The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means 'medicine from China'. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIR of MYSTERY… Roses

ROSES, for PEACE, always… ‘The fragrance of the rose, remains on the hand that gives it.’ - Unknown Small white Roses, I wanted them to keep their ‘air of mystery’. Here together in the studio for your joy. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TWO BELGIAN BLONDES…

#abfav_2_together_theme No not beer, not girls, but Belgian Draft Horses. Flanders, a wedding, a gorgeous old cart, pulled by two beautiful horses. What power Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS…

#abfav_2_together_theme Willem Vermandere is a famous and much celebrated Belgian Artist. My friend is a sculptor, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. We always enjoy a get together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Here, after a whole animated discussion about why we do what we do, how to do it well etc... we walked to the place where he's working, on a set of smaller works in CARRARA marble and we came back to our earlier conversation, about PASSION!!! You have to have PASSION for your medium! For a photographer we agreed that that should be all about the light!!! Such moments are pure magic. Please view large and On Black THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU AND I, TWINS…

#abfav_2_together_theme A cove of Chapel Porth, those two little boys exploring the rocks, pools and caves together, a very tender moment... Have a sunny day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.coms IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...

#abfav_2_together_theme A beach near Cape Town, now ALL can enjoy it, the gentle breeze and sun of Spring, the warmth of the sand on the soles of their feet... there was a time these ladies would not have been 'allowed' there... unimaginable for me, who grew up in free Europe! One of my favourite images! Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA DOLCE VITA...

#abfav_summer_theme In Sardinia... lots of sun and sea and photography. Aaahh euuhhh also some good food! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOLD TIGHT…

#abfav_2_together_theme Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, we used to sail on. Love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture. Camera here was my treasured Nikon F4 My preferred lens was the Nikkor 28-200mm, so liked that compression. My preferred film was Fuji(400). I try to use flash AS LITTLE as possible. I only use a tripod if I HAVE to. HIHI, lol Thank you for viewing.Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved