Poetic Imagery Fine Art Photography by Anne Silver
Les Petites Mythologies
A series of soulful, highly personal photos that is an homage to American photographer Joyce Tenneson. All photos in this series are shot on Polaroid film, using either a Polaroid Press camera or a Graflex 4x5 Speed Graphic large format camera.
These are little visual stories that speak to the deepest parts of being, telling tales of my dreams, my daydreams, my memories. There is a nostalgia for the way things should have been, not necessarily for the way they were. The body of work is about self-acceptance and coming into my own as a woman in the middle years of her life, about being comfortable with my femininity, my sexuality, and my body. It speaks about the contrasts that exists within us all, exploring the light and the shadow, the softness and the hardness, the sacred and the profane.
Where Love Resides
Where Love Resides
In the spaces between memory and dream…
These visual poems relate the little things, the magical things, the mysteries that call to me again and again. They are expressions of love, in all its varied forms.
*Note: All photos in this portfolio are made on Ilford Delta 400 film with a medium format camera. All film is developed by me and then scanned.
It's the Wind We Remember
This portfolio is created on medium format film with a Bronica Sq-A camera from the 1980's. All film is developed by me.
The series is broadly inspired by the lyrics from the American musical group, Iron and Wine. Their song “Upward Over the Mountain” is what started me on this photographic quest… Well, you could say that it was that song coupled with the loss of my son, Ryan, in 2008. Sam Beam sings, “So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten. Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountain…”
The series is an exploration of nostalgia, grief, beauty, loss, healing, light, wisdom, and tiny moments of stillness.
Some whispers around the trees
You are a poem of mystery
On your wings we are carried to the sea
Tales from the Reconstruction
A series of photo-based mixed media pieces made from deconstructed book covers, original photographs, found papers and objects, feathers, sticks, string, and thread.
This series is about healing and wholeness, about putting myself back together physically and emotionally after a particularly difficult surgical procedure.
My Wild Nature: Connection with the sacred
Hints of memory and dream,
of what used to be,
on the verge of disappearing....
And re-emerging into the wild.
Words are like wings
A world of discovery
Safe in my little nest
From mystery into mystery
The seasons of a woman's life
In my fever dream
The caress of light, the kiss of shadow
Waves of reverence
The weightlessness of wonder
My morning treasure
Exploration of Silence
Still life photography, polaroid sx70 style.
A meditation on the changing seasons and the poetry therein.
In the fullness of time
The sweetness of a kiss
A summer romance
Hope springs eternal
Diptychs, triptychs, collages made with a Polaroid sx70 and film from The Impossible Project.
Of Angels and Insects: Memories of Flight part I
Of Angels and Insects: Memories of Flight part II
Roots and Wings
My Wild Nature
The passage of time
Let's get lost together
Submission for JUne 12.12 Project whose theme was "fernweh," the german word meaning a longing to travel or feeling at home is a place you've not yet been.