"Our pointe shoes are our instruments. If something’s wrong with my feet, all my mind goes there. I usually have six pairs ready.
Soft shoes for one act, stiffer shoes for another, stronger shoes for a variation with a lot of turns."
~Nina Ananiashvili, The Ballet Book
Ballerina Rose #2
Ballerina Rose #21
I seriously adore miniature anything - miniature dolls, miniature toys, miniature furniture, miniature dolls houses, miniature cars, miniature clothes. And I adore Lensbaby - so it just made such perfect sense to start creating a new series of Lensbaby miniatures. And this is the first of them. This is Ballerina Rose. I've had it in the back of my mind to do something like this for a long time, and I'm excited now to finally be doing it. There's a lot of fun in working with tiny things - especially when you get to shoot them with the awesome Lensbaby gear. It is seriously, seriously good fun.
Ballerina Rose #15
Ballerina Rose #14
I found Rose when I was poking around in an antique/old wares store on one of my many out of town excursions last month. Another little treasure I found and cannot wait to start shooting with is Wilhelmina - a gorgeous little antique Victorian doll I found at the same time. She is a adorable - with her real hair and soft porcelain face, and her tiny little cream lace dress and matching bonnet. She's no bigger than a large match box, and she was a bit of a special find. There was no way I could have walked out of the shop without her! She's going to make for a gorgeous series of children's artworks.
Ballerina Rose #5
Ballerina Rose #4
Ballerina Rose #12
My much neglected website and online stores are currently getting a long overdue overhaul. It's way past time I showed them some serious love. I've been doing far more shooting - especially since I started getting into shooting with Lensbaby earlier this year - than I have been posting, and I've got a ton of new work to upload. Lots of new galleries being created over the next little while.
When I get things a little more in order, I'll be adding a shopping cart to my website, and adding these images to my other online stores. In the meantime, the first of my 'Lensbaby Miniatures' series can be found in this Gallery.