sometimes I like to take photographs… especially in the interiors of some of the ancient – (up to 1000 year old, honestly) – village churches of Norfolk…
the less primped and fussed about with the better (because some of them are a bit grand and I’m not interested in those)…
the intention, eventually, is to produce a body of mixed-meda work based on impressions of these serene places… I love the flaking plaster and ageing woodwork and subtle changing light… the unexpected still lives that present themselves…
in the meantime this is what I’ve been up to…
I think your photos are brilliant, as your most recent post proves. I would consider it if I were you,
I really enjoy seeing what you see in this way.
How did I miss this post?
If you ever produce photo 1 & 2 as prints then let me know, I think they are cracking.
Just the sort of things I would notice :o) x
Thanks Sam, I have considered possibility of prints from my experimental digital photos previously, but feels strange producing them as art – prob stupid I know. It’s not as though I don’t appreciate art photography, just not sure about mine! Will let you know if I ever do get any done though : )
Love the pics Mari.
I’ve got a thing for odd and preferably old chains.Who knows ????
Either the chains r odd or I am.
thanks Jean. am presuming you mean chairs? ; )
Oh those chairs – don’t you get the feeling of being in a boat in a really old church?
There’s a world of difference in a church that is used and one for show. I like it when you find little fragments (a bit of coloured plaster, a trace of painting on the wall; sneaky pre-Christian stuff that gets assimilated, local great and good faces along with the stonemasons in stonework or in stained glass) from another time. These are beautiful images Mari.
Thanks elaine and you’re right, it is a bit like an old upside down boat in some old churches with their amazing roof beams – many of them also have wooden angels carved onto their beams way up high. We’re a bit spoilt round here for ancient churches I find it amazing just how old some of them are… norman, saxon… the ones with round towers are exquisite!
I love your photographs of the “wabi-sabi” like elements in these churches, there does always seem to be something of interest in them. I particularly like the pile of well handled bibles on the pew.
Thanks Ian, you’re right the ‘wabi-sabi’ element is what attracts me… also it feels like a treasure hunt in a way – I step into these places and (because I haven’t lived in Norfolk very long) I don’t know what I’ll find… it could be all shiny and wealthy and showy (not interested)… or there will be a magical few elemental ‘still lives’ in a peaceful ancient space. With around 400 such old churches in Norfolk I’ve got plenty of material to discover!
Happy Christmas! And what a lovely post. You are an inspiration reminding us all of what’s simple and still. Thank you.
thanks Miriam… so glad you liked the post