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ersi marina's workroom is always open to the public, even when I am not in. Sometimes I need to sleep.
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My name is Ersi Marina and I live in Spain though I was born and grew up in Athens, Greece. I kept it all very Mediterranean.
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

some strength in pale



The Wall
Sikinos, Aegean Sea, Greece


Thinking of the Past
Amorgos, Aegean Sea, Greece


In Love II
my table top, macro lense, fallen leaves

12 comments:

  1. There is, indeed, great strength in pale. Just wonderful!

    By the way, congratulations on being a winner of one of Barry's pieces this month too! You're on a roll.

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  2. Thanks, Jennifer! How great that you like the photographs. And yes, I've been a lucky gal lately!

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  3. i agree, this pale is strong - such an oxymoron in a way... i felt the conflicting forces as i looked at the images... beautiful all -

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    1. How wonderful that you felt the clash of forces, thank you! Sometimes colour gets in the way, it distracts from the main significance of an image. And creamy whites are so nostalgic, aren't they?

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  4. What an original take on Greece! Usually photos of that beautiful country are so full of the bright light and strong blues and white. You've created something so unique, it really stops the viewer in her tracks and demands sustained attention. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amanda! Maybe the fact that we know Greece is so intensely blue and white helps us see in these photographs more that what is actually there. We 'fill in' the information, in a way, since we know what it's about, and we appreciate the contrast. That was part of my intention, at least. So the toned-down images are maybe more powerful? I'm delighted you like them!

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  5. wow - these are stunning pics... do you think working with Karen Ruane has energized a pale palette for you even more?

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    1. I'm so pleased you like them, thank you! The photos were previous to my work with Karen but her white-on-white approach to embroidery has strengthened my love for light colours. Thanks for dropping in :)

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  6. These images are stunning Ersi - so pale and dreamy and so evocative of the Mediterranean without all the intense colour we are familiar with.

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen! I will probably add to the series, because I do miss Greece and these dreamy images express the feeling much better than the full-colour originals.

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  7. These images are quite stunning. The last picture, in particular, I find to be totally mesmerizing.

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    1. Thank you! It's part of a series titled 'In Love' that features different compositions of leaves 'embracing' each other. I'm really happy you like it and thanks for dropping in, Seth!

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