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Flowers That Look Like Things That Are Not Flowers

Posted in nature, photography with tags , on November 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I recently came across a post showcasing 17 incredible flowers that look like other things. Isn’t it lovely how nature throws these little gifts at the human tendency to anthropomorphize?




Many of them are variations of orchids, which I will be researching more from this point forward, as I’m sure there are wonders to behold in the world of Orchidaceae.

We have a delicate flying friend…

A ballerina…

A happy alien…

Non-human primates…

Isn’t this the most stunning image?

See more here.
And many amazing plants populate my Evil Garden Pinterest page.

Halloween Countdown: Solar Jack O’ Lantern

Posted in halloween, photography, space with tags , , on October 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

On October 8th, the sun had a series of active spots that made it resemble a happy, glowing Jack O’ Lantern. Isn’t it sweet?


It reminds me of the flaming pumpkin at the end of Disney’s Sleepy Hollow…only in a better mood.

(Thanks Liz, for being the first to show me this!)

Halloween Countdown: Vintage Photos

Posted in halloween, photography, vintage with tags , , on October 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Vintage Halloween is tied for first place in the countdown poll, so I give you these photographs of what costumes and masks used to look like before they were sold in bulk at party supply stores (and made slutty).


Vintage masks are, in some ways, creepier than the highly detailed rubber monster masks on sale today.

What the…?

Note the odd floating head.

Jesus Christ! Eyes…eyes…eyes…

Second one from the left: amazing.

See the rest of the Buzzfeed roundup here.

Halloween Countdown: A Fanciful Twist

Posted in decoration, halloween, photography with tags , , on October 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start this countdown with some delicious eye candy. A Fanciful Twist has Halloween decorations and still life photography that make me MELT into the feeling of the season.


Oh these lush displays…the magical realism…

I’m tremendously inspired with home decor ideas.

Every surface, every nook is filled with interesting things to look at.

Step into this enchanted world here.

Matthias Haker

Posted in decay, photography with tags , on September 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Matthias Haker has all different types of photography in his portfolio, but I’m particularly fond of his HD (often panoramic) images of decay.

This perspective reminds me of sacred geometry; the spirals found in the Nautilus shell and other natural forms.


The colors manage to be both vibrant and soft, in stark contrast to the harsh toll nature has taken on these abandoned ruins. Beautiful…
“Auditorium”. (Photo by Matthias Haker)


Matthias Haker

Alexia Sinclair

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on September 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

At times I get what I can only call “crushes” (or perhaps something a little stronger…infatuations) with photography. I get completely enamored with the environments these geniuses create, and truthfully, kind of wish I could be part of one. Alexia Sinclair is a new favorite on my list.


From the artist bio:
Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian Artist and Photographer. Her distinct style is easily recognisable and highly original. Using a visual narrative to seduce her audience with each photographic feast, Sinclair’s art is dark and seductive, baroque and symbolic. Her multilayered photographs subtly present contemporary notions of fashion and beauty through innovative digital media, whilst restoring antique notions of classicism, elegance and luxury.


Sinclair is an artist who skilfully walks the tightrope that divides the worlds of Fine Art and Commercial Art. Whilst her evocative Fine Art imagery adorns the walls of museums and is held in important art collections, she often translates these skills and signature style into highly polished campaigns in the commercial arena for clients such as Harpers Bazaar and Canon Australia.


Motivated by her love and devotion for all things intricate and unusual, this versatile creative uniquely approaches her creative production by filling all of the roles, from designing sets and props, to makeup and costumes. Sinclair travels the world photographing locations and models and works in post production constructing imagined worlds through the combination of her photographs and hand illustrations.



Every tableau is perfectly composed, vibrant and evocative…amazing work.

Alexia Sinclair

Marcus DeSieno: Parasite Portraits

Posted in creatures, photography, science with tags , , on August 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Marcus DeSieno has created a series of what I like to call Parasite Portraits. It is tempting to anthropomorphize these hungry little creatures, isn’t it?

Big smile…

About the artist: Marcus DeSieno is a native of Albany, New York and is currently pursuing his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida, expected to graduate in 2015. His work is concerned with the history of science and exploration in relation to the history of photography, often employing the use of antiquated photographic process combined with contemporary technologies to engage in a critical dialog about the evolution of photographic technology and the ontological nature of the photographic medium itself.



Parasite Portraits


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