Nothing As It Seems



I have been wanting to share my work for a while now. Fear has kept me from it. After reading the inspiring speech from the legendary Steve Jobs via Serene's blog, I am having my first 'exhibition'...
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I try to find the beauty in everyday objects.


All my work is done by me, without the assistance of Photoshop, or any other site or tool, rather than my own hand and the editing tool that came with my camera.
Today, it is so easy to make a good photo.
I kind of think of my images as vinyl vs. re-mastered i-pod tunes.
They may crackle a bit, but they were recorded in the studio...

So, grab a glass of champagne (the server is around someplace),
Pretend you're at a museum (or someplace really cool),
Hit the play button for background ambiance, 
and I hope you enjoy!
Thanks...










































The end....
(All images belong to me, Retro Reva. Do not copy.)

17 comments:

Sacramento said...

Gorgeous pics, Reva. What a present to get up to on a Sunday morning.
Thank you dear friend.
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Nelly said...

I do hope you enter competitions as you have amazing shots there.There ae many I love but that one of you iwth the clown nose made me smile.xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You are so talented, Reva...thanks for sharing your work! There are a couple of local coffee shops here and one consignment shop that I know of that display the work of local photographers. You should check around Cincinatti to see if there are businesses which do that. Take an even bolder step and look for a way to do a showing!! You've got the talent..now go for it! Your surprise package was put in the mail on Friday....ENJOY!!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing -- the butterflies and bees are my personal favorites, and of course I agree with Nelly about the clown nose -- you are very brave and not afraid to poke some fun at yourself. I like Pam's advice to spread your beautiful work around.

Alex M said...

Second the statement "GORGEOUS!!!"

Serene said...

Reva, these are AMAZING photos! I love how you take the mundane, the things that we pass every day and make them STUNNING! Bravo to you girly for letting go of the fear and stepping out into what you love! The part of Jobs' speech that really spoke to me was when he mentioned the realization that you have nothing to lose. We are all naked, so why not do what we love?! Big honkin' hug to you! ~Serene

fashionoverfifty said...

You are so Janis Joplin GF! I felt like I was having a flash back...
I really like your editing stuff--I just have a little point and shoot--the editing is not too much fun.....You are inspiring me and my photography class!

Vanessa said...

I'm glad you were inspired to share these. I, too, found encouragement from Jobs' commencement speech which I recently watched following his death.
My favorite photograph is the desaturated one of the wicker chair with the torn out seat. Very cool to have a passion like this!

Lady Cardigan said...

Lovely. I especially like the one that looks like chipping pink paint, and the chair.

Lesa said...

You have such a talent! Gorgeous!

Kel Ward Photography said...

Reva, what an enjoyable art show! You have such a good eye for textures and lines. I have to say that my favorite is the very first photo. It's just stunning. Thanks for sharing!! (and sorry I've been absent for so long!)

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Wow! You are so talented and creative -- which we knew, of course, from the style photos! Thanks so much for sharing another side of your creativity. These are amazing.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

These are so freakin' AMAZING!
I HOPE YOU HAVE THESE ON FLICKR! Rawr!

Terri said...

Reva--I am very, very impressed. Several of the photos (the butterfly) are mind-blowing!

Style Sud-Est said...

Good job Reva! Ariane

Maruschka said...

love the pictures reva!

Sheila said...

Reva, your work is incredibly beautiful. Your eye for detail is amazing, and you hone in on that detail with great focus. Great composition and texture, and I love the use of colour in the purples and yellows; very organic colours applied to inorganic things. Interesting, lovely and more than it seems...like you! ;)

Well done!

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