Monday, May 21, 2012

Coming Up Roses

2012.05 Edinburgh (29 of 107)
The very best part of my trip to Scotland happened on Saturday, the one sunny day I experienced there, when I took the train to Edinburgh to meet up with the very lovely Joanna (aka RMontalban) and her family. They were the perfect hosts - gracious, fun and willing to show me the very best of their hometown.

2012.05 Edinburgh (33 of 107)
We had an incredible day - and I took a ton of pictures that are going to slowly make their way here, but today I'm sharing the photos I took of an art installation at Jupiter Artland. The installation is made up of thousands of roses that were installed in the floor and will be left there throughout the season to go through their life cycle.

2012.05 Edinburgh (27 of 107)
Joanna shared her photos of the roses last week and I loved being able to compare our photos. We stood next to each other and took photos of the same things at the same time - and yet came up with very different photos. It was fun for me to see our own styles come out.

I can't thank Joanna and her family enough for a truly magical day. I hope someday I'm able to return the favor!

While the roses were still alive when I saw them, I couldn't help but think in a week or so, they would be a perfect fit for this great Miranda Lambert song: Dead Flowers.


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12 comments:

R Montalban said...

You are very welcome Jamie, it was just as much our treat showing you round :-)

Your photos are very different from the ones I took, that is what makes photography so special, we all see things differently. I went back to see the flowers, and will continue to do so, they are nothing like they were when you saw them, they have shrunk in size because of drying out, and are decaying as one might expect and I found that thought provoking.

Thank you so much for saying the sweet things you have, it really was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing the rest of the photos you took once you get round to it. xxx

Angie Willis said...

Amazing roses! It would be great to live near enough to visit regularly and see their transition through life. I'm imagining a whole floor covered with beautiful 'dead things'.

lisa. said...

What an amazing thing to be able to photograph Jamie! I have truly never seen anything quite like it, and I think it would be so interesting to be able to visit it through the life cycle of the roses.

Now off to take a look at Joanna's photographs to see how they differ.

Have a wonderful beginning to your week!
xo.

Dagmar said...

Looks like Edinburg is a wonderful place...love the concept of the roses...smashing photos! ❤

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

This is stunning, Jamie! What an incredible experience!

Christianna said...

That is so crazy! I love random art ideas like these! And it's so fun to meet up with people, isn't it?!

Jerica said...

Wow! That is a beautiful art installation. You captured the color and texture of the roses well! Dead Flowers is one of my favorite songs.

Diana Joy said...

I saw Joannas photos.... yours are beautiful also. Would be fun if you or she could post a pic now and then of the changing cycle.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow. What a stunning display!

Ms. Becky said...

that is beautiful creative genius.

Punctuation Mark said...

this is like a dream... i love roses and these images are perfect for me!

The Felix Family said...

I can't believe those are real! That is amazing!

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