Yay, I’m finally posting my monthly blog before the end of the month, (kinda.. it's only bout a week away..)
Inspired by the dreamy springtime blooms (now a thing of the past) and my love of tiny things, I hoped to capture the essence of Spring by printing tiny subjects on tiny negatives. Keeping true to form, I procrastinated just enough to where there was hardly any sign of spring left to print. (Insert Upside Down Emoji) Luckily, my house had enough Ligustrum Litter in the backyard to scoop up a few tiny petals to make some lasting hypoallergenic images.
And then while strolling thru the Garden District with a group during my weekly photo workshop a few weeks ago, I managed to capture the Very Last Ligustrum Bloom on this Very Large Ligustrum Hedge just for good measure.
It has been a while since I’ve printed on negatives, and I admit to not being as emulsion savvy with the different films (yet) as I am with paper, so the purple hues were a welcome surprise. My first print was actually jasmine
and it did not disappoint. Just like Everything Else I Do, this isn’t a series just about tiny springtime blooms. It’s more about the idea of said tiny springtime blooms. The idea is that the Big Picture is nothing more than a series of tiny things, and its the tiny things that matter.
I love the fragrance of spring with the jasmine and ligustrum in bloom (granted this year it came way early and normally I’d be looking forward to the jasmine blooms wafting through the air right about now rather than lamenting its ending). I like the vibrancy of this jasmine image b/c it shows the Power of the (seemingly) Tiny. (Unsolicited PSA: Wanna heal the world? ….Think Tiny..one kind act...one single vote....)
If not for all those tiny petals, where would that vernal aroma that envelops our neighborhoods each year be?!
…. maybe hiding with this lizard? Note: This is the only jasmine print I have right now because the camera that I used to take jasmine pics with is currently vacationing with some witches in Massachusetts, buts that’s for another state of my world blog post. Anyhoo, while we are on lizards, here’s a couple of tiny dinosaurs:
Just before I killed my lantana (it will be back) while on road trip to Massachusetts to drop said camera off at Witch Camp, I made a few lumen prints. They didn’t come out exactly as I envisioned, but I do like the circular pattern of this one.
I thought it a nice ending for this post - may the circle of tiny things be unbroken..to create a better state of our world...
Til next time..
all content (c) Natasha Sanchez