Frames from Our Weekend

by Landis Carey on May 23, 2011

I’ll admit, lately I’ve been a little obsessed with light studies. But there’s just something so special about the way surfaces are beautifully highlighted in a single moment, when you know that moment is bound to shortly end as a cloud passes or the sun fades into a different time of day.

This interest has been with me since childhood, but I didn’t understand or realize it until college. While studying photography I learned that the way a textured surface is highlighted and brought to life as the sun exposes its full richness defines my memories in time.

When I fall deeply in love with my space I photograph its intimate details, the details you only get to know over time. I’ve not been so inspired by a dwelling since I lived in the house my parents raised me in. All of the others were temporary, they provided shelter as I made my way through college or as I quickly ran through my 20s, being too busy to see such beauty.

The rain we’ve experienced over the past several weeks broke on Friday, letting the sun through just long enough to bring our interiors to life. Our home has expansive windows on its first floor, so the moment this happened, I knew: The floor near the couch richened with color, the Japanese Maple turned bright burgundy, our Wegner chairs glowed and the sun’s rays played on our radiator.

The swirling light lasted about twenty minutes until the sun faded and the day turned to dusk. I haven’t seen the sun’s rays on these surfaces since.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! What’s on the agenda this week?

(Images: Landis Carey)

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Sally Sherman May 23, 2011 at 9:18 am

What a lovely blog entry, every frame more beautiful than the one before, you help readers to really look at the beauty in our immediate surroundings that we all take so much for granted.


Jessica May 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

Gorgeous photos!!! I particularly loved the last one w/ the trees outside your window. You are so talented!!!


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