06 February 2012

real life / still life















as i scrolled through recent photos, i realized how many of them were taken at home, amidst the messes, with a table or steady surface as the main support. a surface is my favorite foundation for a photograph (i love a bird's eye view). thus, my real life, still life series was born. (you'll notice instead of a his and hers master bathroom with oodles of counter space, we compromised on a cozy pedestal sink for sharing and waltzing around. a charming old house will make you forget all about a royal master bath. with a small space, i am learning to keep it super tidy. the great lighting and tiny hexagon tiling totally make up for teetering my beauty supplies on the commode.) speaking of beauty products, we are headed on a girls' getaway soon. any must-have spa products? favorite nail polish hues? games? snacks? dvd suggestions? i'd love to hear 'em. happy monday.

p.s. photos ten and eleven were snapped at the recent karaoke jam hosted at a friend's house. i fancied the idea of an italian soda bar and the red vines perched atop m&m's in a clear vase! how clever. the rest of them were shot in our home.

20 comments:

Amanda said...

This series is so lovely!

Katrina said...

beautiful captures - I love how the ordinary can become art. :)

Audrey said...

Marta, these are great images. And it was fun to see which products, things, etc we both share. I'm sure I'm not the only one! I recently watched 50/50 and loved it. But my most recent favorite DVD was Midnight in Paris!!! Seen it? So wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Cozy photos!
Must have nail polish color = Essie, Ballerina Pink. Looks good with, hmmm, shall we say, 'winter pale' skin? (It's supposedly THE most used nail color by brides!)
Shar

Ashley said...

This series reminds me of Becky Higgins' Project Life: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/ Have you heard of it? A simple way of documenting life with photos + journaling. I love it. It really focuses on the every day.

Leslie said...

I loved your real life pictures. My favorite picture was the ribbons and dinosaurs happily habitating the same little space. {Do you know where you got those dinosaurs? They look really cool. My three sons would love them.}

marta said...

thank you!

leslie, i found those little dinosaurs on sale at a little gift shop in sun valley, idaho. they were the perfect stocking stuffer. there is no brand name printed on them, so sorry! hope you can find something similar.

cecilia said...

i love taking pics of all the little details. the stuff of our life tells such a story, doesn't it?
happy monday :)

black tag diaries said...

love this idea marta! that second image has me excited for V-day:) oooh, and i love the idea of an italian soda bar! will definitely be trying that at our next party! for your girls weekend... i'm currently digging any of the new essie polishes... "cocktail bling" is my new fave.

Jessie said...

what a fun post!! i absolutely adore the hexagon tiles you have in your bathroom! did you install it yourself?

Hil said...

I absolutely LOVE pedestal sinks and I adore that hexagon tile! What a fun series Marta.

p.s. those blueberry muffins were amazing. we all fought over the last one... including the 1 year old! thanks for bringing such a tasty treat along with your great company on friday.

Monica said...

These are awesome! Your bathroom reminds me of our first house. It was an adorable little cottage with arched doorways and a teensy little bathroom with just a tub, pedestal sink and a toilet for counter space. I loved that house + all its character.
+the italian soda pic makes me want to run out and buy all the stuff to make them! :)

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

i just stumbled upon your blog (via pinterest) and i am seriously in love with it. im already so inspired!!
-kellie

Diana Hulme said...

I love these...real life is the best. You have such a great eye for beauty! :) And those cookies look so yummy.

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Great shots, Marta! I'm curious what your setting your camera on for interiors? (I feel like I remember you having a Canon G10 like me.)

marta said...

thanks for the fantastic comments.
jessie, we did not install this tile ourselves. thank goodness it was already here. my brother is doing his own and says it's a bigger job than he ever thought!
and
catherine, i have a powershot G11 and use the auto setting without a flash. this was on an extra wide format; i had no idea it was set to that until i uploaded my snapshots!

Amy said...

absolutely smitten with this new series! i can't wait for the next one!

p.s. my word for the comment verification was "fanta". apparently computer programs like soda too. :)

Marissa B. said...

Those muffins look yummy. Also, like the shot of O magazine... that's a great issue!

{natalie} said...

1. i love italian sodas and had some on sunday with friends.

2. i love this series. in fact, i decided last week that i was going to start taking more random pics around my house. one blog i read, whatever, mostly just shows bits of her day. and i love it.

3. the tile is awesome.

k a t y said...

I love your aerial view snapshots. Makes me want to take more! Lovely as usual, Marta.

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