guest photographer: leili towfigh

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wow. This is it. This is really IT.
Alison's fabulous week at Every Morn and Eve is over and here I am, introducing to you the final guest photographer: leili.

I can tell you, in no uncertain terms, that leili was my main and biggest inspiration when I first started taking pictures. I always admired her work, and when, one rainy New York winter day, I discovered that so many of her photos were taken with a small point and shoot, I suddenly realized that I didn't need to have any fancy equipment to take photographs! Look at what leili is doing!
She has a spectacular eye for details, and her photographs are always multi layered, and unique. Not only that, she is an accomplished artist in so many different mediums...
So it is only fitting that leili join me in this final, last week of this year long project. Thank you leili...

"I'm an educational technologist who likes to make things out of film, paint, paper, bit, byte, pencil and clay. I love beauty, color and texture and am obsessed with fractals and other repeating patterns.


My online portfolio of pictures and words lives here: www.leili.org.


For me, one of the benefits of art is that it can awaken spiritual capacities of discernment and sensitivity. Art reflects the spirit in which it was made.


Until about a year ago, my tiny Sony Cybershot suited me fine. I now use a small PowerShot, a Digital Rebel xti, and occasionally some toy cameras (Holga, Lomo).


My photographs are from Addis, Akko, Alaska, Big Sur, Boston, Bristol, Cambridge, Delhi, Haifa, Ipswich, Kampala, Lincoln, London, Lucknow, Mbale, Medford, Mexico City, Mountain View, Murrell's Inlet, New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Vermont ... "


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Today's Soundtrack
Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came

21 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! Truly spectacular! Love all the colour too!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Stunning photos - love, love, love the beautiful colours..:)

Krysta said...

oh my....what lovely photos. She has a gifted eye.

Jen said...

Holy wow. I can't even say in words what these pictures do for me.

Alan said...

Beautiful work, Leili. Thanks for sharing.

Rebekah said...

gorgeous photos! I love her use of color!

limonana said...

i'm Leili's numero uno fan!!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Vibrant and beautiful! I couldn't agree more about the tools...I have some nice equipment but have taken some great shots even with my cell phone.

Claire said...

The layers pulled me in and kept me staring and then I went back to the beginning and looked again.

Elizabeth said...

Yay for Leili! She is one of my big inspirations too. What amazing photo selections!

please sir said...

These are very amazing - the detail - WOW!

dolcechic said...

Love the photos! I have loved each and every guest photographer you've had Amy! Great series :)

Hijiri said...

WOW, the last images is my favorite!!! Awesome!!

noosh. said...

yay leili! these shots are fantastic.

That Girl Designs said...

great stuff! love the crystals.

Aran said...

so, so beautiful!!

Claire, said...

Gorgeous! What an eye!

dolcechic said...

INCREDIBLE!!! I LOVE them all.

The Lil Bee said...

Some of these photos look like paintings! Incredible.

j'taimee said...

wow!
p.s. Happy Naw Ruz.
:)

Savvy Mode SG said...

wow... beautiful.

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