Friday, June 5, 2009

"Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida" by Toni Frissell



I was browsing through the selection at Allposters.com (hey, they keep sending me all these coupons) and was particularly interested in black and white photography. I happened to stumble upon this image by Toni Frissell called "Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida," and was instantly captivated.


Toni Frissell

There is something very surreal and ethereal about the image, reminding me of murky yet vivid dreams. I think it would look great on the wall next to our bed, or over the entertainment center in the living room, simply framed in black and matted in white. Sometimes I think I have so much color in my house that I need to have a block of black and white every so often, and this image is absolutely perfect for that.

Not only do I adore it, but it certainly invites thought and comment about it. I'm not usually one of those people that buy mass-produced prints. Well, I do, if I really love something and it's unique and original, and I think this falls under that category. I just think it's so gorgeous.

6 comments:

Char said...

I remember seeing information about the "mermaids" in the water there. What a time the 50's and 60's were.

avant garde said...

very dreamy photo. i adore black and white images, they're so raw, pure, with no distractions. they get to the essence of the subject matter. sepia toned film is fun to play with as well, so warm. happy friday!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that first photo!
Bon week-end!
Fifi

drollgirl said...

it is gorgeous! i seem it as moody and dark and disturbing (i love these things!), but i am sure it is all in one's interpretation. i hope you get it!

The Lil Bee said...

It is gorgeous, I agree!

Georgia B. said...

oh, wow! seriously cool photography. makes my photos look like child's play.

i just saw some really great black and white framed photography in a coffee shop today. you would have appreciated it too.