52/52 Stills Collection

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And we come to the the end of the year and the final photograph in the 2014 Stills Collection. I will be heading to the Woodford Folk Festival straight after Xmas so won’t be able to post this one on Sunday. Blessings for 2015. May it be a year full to the brim of love, laughter and light. Peace. KJB. AKA Glimmerswimmer.

7/52 Stills Collection

A tad later than usual in the week for this one…. Life is busy at the moment!

Seems to only be getting busier. Despite said business I am one happy, contented and grateful lady.

My life is incredible. I am surrounded by beauty everyday and am able to reflect on this fact which in itself is an absolute luxury.

One that I will never take for granted.

Thank you. Much love.

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bike riding-2

 

bike riding-3

5/52 Stills Collection

Far out! it is already February! Happy year of the Horse. A year for putting hard work into action for me. The fact that I am still keeping this project up is fantastic and a good sign. I have been taking photos. Could be taking more…. but I am working on that.

 

cow on runway

 

35 yrs old

Woodford Folk Festival 2012/13

Woodford 2012/13

If  you haven’t been to a Woodford Folk Festival before, well you should add it to your bucket list. It is possibly  the best festival I have ever had the pleasure of attending. There is something for everyone. And so many “things” happening that one can easily walk around the festival with no agenda and stumble upon something amazing again and again. I guess you could call me a veteran of this festival. I first attended as a 6 year old back in it’s humble origins of the Maleny Showgrounds. My how it has grown.

Woodford 2012/13

I eat at Spaghetti Junction almost daily at Woodford. I am and always have been a pasta addict. Just ask my mum. Fresh pasta with chermoula or pesto or pomodoro sauce…just one or a combination for a taste explosion…….YUM!

Woodford 2012/13

There are even elephants at Woodford. This one’s name is Eesha. It is a great festival for children, if a tad tiring. (Mostly for the parents, the kids get wheeled about in all different types of cool contraptions).

Woodford 2012/13

A small section of the crowd watching John Butler Trio. Can you see the lady waving? She’s a Maleny local.

Woodford 2012/13

This plastic container was perched on one of the bins……. I’m still trying to make sense of it….. actually, it’s Woodford…. makes perfect sense!

Woodford 2012/13

Afternoon respite from the heat. Chilling under the rainbow umbrella out the back of the chai tent. Every festival has one.

Woodford 2012/13

The artwork that was created along the walkways never ceases to amaze. Every one adds something as they go past. One piece in particular was big enough to completely get in the way of the rubbish trucks emptying all the bins in the early hours of the morning. Temporary art….. the beauty is you may never see it again.Woodford 2012/13

Lee Hardisty, Anothony Pizzica, Nathaniel Combs amongst others as the in house band for the Blue Lotus venue. A beautiful space created by Dominique Finney and her incredible team.

Woodford 2012/13

These shots below are from Honor Morningstar’s 5 rhythms dance….. wow what an amazing journey to be witness to.

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Tanz is a involved with Woodford for 6 weeks from early December until a week after everyone else has left back to “reality” doing the huge amount of fencing involved in an event of this magnitude. She rocks as you can see from the below photo.

Woodford 2012/13

Goodbye Woodford. Until you wrap me in your safe and warm embrace once more,  I will rely on all the fond memories we’ve made and try not to get too caught up in this here “reality”. Woodford 2012/13

Island Vibe

Island vibes

Familiar ties

times and tides

changing lives

A few years running

and I find myself

landed

again.

By the ocean

round and round

without a wheel of time

following the sun

in the winds wake.

Life is

and will forever be

that which you create.

 

Island Vibe Family 2012

Copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown

Twin Fins

 

I find myself missing you

The complementary nature of our energies

is like no other before

I find myself missing you

Since our friendships inception

Every moment has been shared

Now too far away to call

for no apparent reason

Late at night

Early in the morning

When the sun is it’s highest in the sky.

I find myself missing you

Under a similar sky

Feet planted on different patches of earth

Separated by the ocean

VAST

I will find myself missing you

Until we swim together again

In the same see

Twin fins

You see

Are

You

and

I

 

The ocean. Vast.

 

Beautiful Belly – Pregnancy Photos

We’re pretty lucky that we got these shots at all. This bubba decided he wanted to arrive a little earlier than expected. 6 weeks early to be precise!

Bless this beautiful couple and their gorgeous little man that is happy and healthy and growing wonderfully. Thanks for being so easy going in front of the camera. Now to get some photos of the little man……

Photographic Quotes and Links

The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker, reconnoitring, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes” – Susan Sontag, On Photography

The Delight Of Seeing is a fantastic photographic blog with posts of everything and anything photographic. Amazing source of information and more importantly, inspiration.

The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera” – Dorothea Lange

Who also is quoted saying:

For me documentary photography is less a matter of subject and more a matter of approach. The important thing is not what’s photographed, but how….. My own approach is based upon three considerations. First – hands off! Whatever I photograph I do not molest or tamper with or arrange. Second – a sense of place. Whatever I photograph I try to picture as part of its surroundings, as having roots. Third – a sense of time. Whatever I photograph I try to show as having its position in the past or in the present. But beyond these three things, the only thing I keep in mind is that – well, there it is, that quotation, pinned up on my darkroom door:

The contemplation of things as they are

without error or confusion

without substitution or imposture

is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

– Francis Bacon

Magnum Photo Essays–  Beautiful and dramatic photographic narratives.

David Birkin – Hold – One of many of his stirring photographic essays.

All images copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown