Posts Tagged ‘still-life portrait’

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about still life photos created by photographer Elizabeth Handy. Her clients choose items that represent what is important in their life, and the items are paired with a flower. She calls these “portraits” of the people who chose the items.

I love this idea, and I think it fits this week’s Daily Post Photo Topic. The photo represents the “merging” of separate aspects of someone’s personality into a complete and unique picture.

This photo was my first attempt, taken a couple of months after I wrote the blog.

Although I spent some time choosing the items, I didn’t spend a lot of time arranging them or creating a decent background! It was a kind of half-hearted attempt that I didn’t pursue further.

Then when this topic came up, I decided to try again and be a little more deliberate and thoughtful about it. I took a series of pictures, substituting some items. This is the one I chose.


I’ve been a baseball fan my whole life. I love writing/journaling, cats, food, gardening, wine, and music (I used to LOVE Billy Joel and did many drawings of him). I think of myself as a wildflower type of gal; the extra joke is that the wildflower is a Black-Eyed Susan, and that’s my name!

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