The Long Way Home


Umbrella Project
September 4, 2012, 5:16 PM
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Utata is an online photography group that publishes two large group projects a year, and for this second one, they asked us to concentrate on one object or group of objects. I had this idea in my head brewing for some time of Jeff standing in a cornfield holding an umbrella. We had to drive out to the country, and when we were in the country, my heart would sink each time we passed rows of cornstalks getting taller by the week. There was always a reason not to stop: it rained, it was fenced off in barbed wire, it was somebody’s yard, how would we explain this to the people who lived there. Finally on our trip to Bethlehem, I had Billy stop the car; Jeff threw his suit jacket over his shoulders and climbed up a muddy hill for me to get that one shot. It’s not how I pictured it would turn out, but isn’t that how most art works? I’m happy to have a man who understands my ridiculous requests (and helps make them happen).

View “Just One Thing” project here.

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I think I recognize that little cemetery looking spot? Top notch work, Lisa. I love both the whimsy/mystery of these images. This aspects are especially apparent when the images are all laid out together as they are right here. Would make a great gallery exhibit.

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Comment by motherblue212

The picturew with the cross? That’s the same church garden where you, wo and I took the winter umbrella photos! thanks for the kind words too, it means a lot.

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Comment by Lisa

I thought it might be. It is about time for a new photo session, don’t you think? 🙂

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Comment by motherblue212

yes, lady – fall is the best season of the entire year, we gotta take advantage of it.

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Comment by Lisa

Totally the best. I am so ready.

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Comment by motherblue212

Loved the polka dot umbrellas and the whole whimsical idea with so many magical stairs….

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Comment by Michael Williamson

thanks, michael! now that you mentioned it, i need to find a crazy spiral staircase –

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Comment by Lisa

Ooh, I love these pictures! They’re beautiful and ethereal and other-worldly but playful and cool. LOVE.

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Comment by Melissa

melissa – thank you! you’re going to have to model for some of these.

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Comment by Lisa

Ooh, I’d love to, what fun!

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Comment by Melissa

yay!

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Comment by Lisa

Beautiful photos. I hope you continue with the series!

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Comment by Jeff

i totally plan on it!

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Comment by Lisa

I love the photos in group! are you planning on taking more?

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Comment by Bill

thanks, billy! i’m definitely continuing the series. also, thank you for all those times i ask you to stop the car in the middle of nowhere – you’re a trooper, and a big part of how some of my photos even happen.

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Comment by Lisa

Wow. These are great! I really think the photos are awesome and the idea is pretty brilliant!

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Comment by naimavanswol

aw, that’s so nice – thank you! i’m excited about this project, it makes me happy to keep thinking of new ideas (and an excuse to hunt for vintage umbrellas – five below served its purpose for this batch though :)).

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Comment by Lisa

Five below? Really? That’s pretty awesome I will have to keep that in mind.

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Comment by naimavanswol

yes, they have some beauties there – one of my favorite stores!

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