5.27.2008

zena vision



This sweet, resilient parrot tulip is the last of the hangers-on from the wild bunch of flowers I received for Mother's Day. Its feathered, ripple-edged petals remind me of a fiery flamenco dancer's costume - they also bring to mind the flow and movement of Zena Holloway's underwater spectacles.




Holloway's images are striking, instinctive, driven by a deep (pun acknowledged) understanding of her medium. Holloway has been diving since she was a child. Completely self taught, she delivers the remarkable: combining the highly technical aspects of underwater photography with superb creative direction. Treat yourself to more of Holloway's glorious visions here.

Zena, we - the humble tulip and I - bow to your prowess.

















:d:m; underwater images © zena holloway 2007

12 comments:

automatism said...

Wow!!! These are spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing these, Diana -- and a belated Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Lori

P said...

You have such a wonderful eye. Brilliant post.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What extraordinary images! I loved your tulip, as well.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful. This makes me think of Portuguese Man o' War, sitting on the ocean, showing us what real cavorting is.

tangobaby said...

My eyes needed a break today and these images are absolutely perfect. And as a novice flamenco dancer, I am going to appreciate tulips in a whole new light.

Thank you for this amazing post.

studio wellspring said...

oh. my. gawd. zena's work is incredible ~ i'm completely enchanted!

Ashley L. said...

wow! they are so eerie yet incredibly beautiful! thank you for sharing :)

Jane Flanagan said...

The second last image is blowing my mind. Wow. Great parallel with the tulip too.

katiedid said...

These photos are BRILLIANT! As is your own photo...beautiful!

Also...I got my moleskin a day or two ago and I just wanted to say THANKYOU! I love the postcard, too, and I am keeping it on my bulletin board where all of my other inspirations go.

automatism said...

Oh dear -- if there was a postcard with the Moleskine you sent to me, it's disappeared somewhere along the way (package arrived looking like it had been through the wars). But happily the Moleskine made it -- so thank you so much again!

Lori

P.S. I've just emailed you, too.

The Lil Bee said...

These images are so ethereal...they remind me a bit of Maxfield Parrish. Lovely!

jimena said...

great movement in the water!!