Look beyond. A wordpress weekly photo challenge

January 18, 2013

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I’m not sure I’ve ever shown you this image. For a few years now I’ve been obsessed with reproducing Vanitas in my photography. Vanitas are a type of symbolic work describing the transient nature of life. The word takes a root from Vanity. In Latin: Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas: all is vanity. Look beyond the lovely hot cup of coffee. Think about what it is you see.

Thought about and presented for the WordPress weekly photo challenge: Beyond.

A special event, a virtual coffee house. I’ll be the one wearing a pink carnation waving at you.
A little sad but a lot of happy in one morning

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19 Comments

  • Reply Linda G Hatton January 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I love this! My son happens to be playing Mozart on a music game right now. It goes perfectly with this picture. I always wonder where you get these lovely things in your photos. Beautiful.

    • Reply Veronica January 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you Linda. I’m drowning in stuff! 🙂 It’s just a mish/mash collection of bits and pieces, (mostly vintage, some good antiques). My excuse for hunting them down and collecting them is as photo props. But I must admit that I love living with them and looking at them and collecting them. (We won’t say anything about the 1920’s Kewpie doll and the mechanical chimp that just happened to find me yesterday) 😉

  • Reply rarasaur January 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    What a beautiful “full” photo– I love every bit of it, the uniqueness of each item, the placement, the texture, the colors… gorgeous!

    • Reply Veronica January 19, 2013 at 3:34 am

      Thank you Rara. I’ll get my finger out and create more Vanitas. 🙂

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  • Reply Robert Burnett January 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    i’m with rara ,its a good ‘un .

    • Reply Veronica January 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

      It’s a good ‘un robbie. 🙂

  • Reply julochka January 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Vanitas – I like it. and it rings a bell with a project I have coming up.

    I love this little scene, especially the diagram book underneath…so much going on.

    • Reply Veronica January 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

      Ooo, new project Julie? I love your projects. Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

  • Reply Sherry Smyth January 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I love it when I learn something new! I love taking the opportunity to look above and look beyond.

    • Reply Veronica January 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Great Sherry! Those little Friday WordPress photo challenges are so much fun. I look forward to them and miss it when I’m too busy to take part. Everyone has a lovely take on it. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers January 19, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I looked beyond and saw people working. Hammering metal and working in a construction office. Another beautiful photo, Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica January 19, 2013 at 9:48 am

      That’s wonderful Sabra, I can totaly see the construction. Thank you very much.

  • Reply linda January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Veronica! Love your kitties!! Your photos are
    awesome!! Linda

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  • Reply Artful Affirmations January 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Very interesting! Certainly the most interesting tea post of the day! I have not heard of Vanitas before, and I am enjoying your image here.
    hugs,
    Terri
    Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday! That is a gorgeous cup!

    • Reply Veronica January 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Terri, I’m so glad you like it. I’ve got a collection of the pretty little things and am thrilled to find your blog and such a lovely Tuesday game! 🙂 Vanitas were popular in Flanders in the 16C and were painted by great masters but I love to push the limits and boundaries, so this work in photography. I hope to join in with another tea cup next Tuesday. 🙂

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