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Into the Earth

I went out shooting at such a beautiful location. I have been inspired lately by two things: creating something out of nothing with little to no budget, and working in nature. I often go back to themes that I have for my photography: nature, surrealism…and see how I can experiment with those themes. Theme can so often make work cohesive, but I never want it to make the work repetitive. It can be a great starting place that can lead to an exciting ending.

It is so important to me to go out and have adventures. Wander around for locations, take in the beauty of nature, and just be inspired. Quietly inspired. Sitting at this location was equal parts peaceful and frantic, wanting so badly to shoot but slowing myself down enough to consider all options. I decided to shoot in this spot, balanced on this log, because of the texture and perspective. I loved that I could play with so many natural textures in one image.

So many fallen trees, life giving life again to the Earth.

This is certainly one of those images that requires some close-up detail shots if you ask me, so I’ve included those here as well.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Dennis | October 6, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the quiet inspiration Brooke. For those of us who are not self portrait material it is frustrating trying to find collaborators to model for us, though I can’t understand why. I think everyone would want to have the experience of creating something beautiful that preserves a moment or feeling.

    If I may, here is an image I was inspired to make after watching you on CreativeLIve.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=462834807147861&set=a.462255340539141.1073741840.100002640384229&type=3&theater

  2. Tatyana | October 6, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Brooke, you are beautiful! I’ve been watching your workshop on CreativeLive non stop these days. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I still hope to come once to your live workshop, I’m ready to fly from Switzerland to the US just for that :)
    You have a very nice hair colour now! :-*

  3. Cindy | October 6, 2013 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Would love some tips on post production. What do you do in photoshop to get that dreamy feel?

  4. Lisa Correa | October 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Brooke!
    I love this! I just admire your outgoing personality and personal reach to be happy :) Thank you for inspiring so many and making me believe that I can be among the stars!

  5. sudarsan | October 24, 2013 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    everytime i sit to watch ya workshop on utube or creative live.. i get lost in the middle of ya show.. its like hypnosis listening to you, i am not over exaggarating but i really get lost. i got more ideas in first 30 mins of ya show of my combines 30 years of my age..
    Great work… luv every piece u make

    thanks
    kanumilli
    india

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