Light Paintings: Be My Valentine

February 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Be My ValentineBe My Valentine

This light painting features a number of items that my mother has given to me, including the wonderful Victorian button-up boot, the handmade lace petticoat it sits on, the gilded ceramic bowl next to it, and the string of pearls that spill out of the bowl.  I decided to create a composition that looks as though a Victorian lady is preparing to go out for the evening to meet the man who sent her the Valentine.  She has stepped away from her dressing table for a moment, to answer the summons of her mother, who wants to ensure her daughter will be properly chaperoned for the evening.

The Valentine card was created from a photo I took of a print in an antiques shop, which was also where I purchased the lace fingerless gloves.  A handkerchief, a solitary rose, and a bottle of perfume complete the composition.

Think of items you have that perhaps your mother, father, or grandparents owned.  What story could those items tell if I created a light painting of them for you?

Happy Valentines Day!




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