Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blog Guelph: CORN IN WIND

Made in Guelph - CAFREL / Francesca Carrer

CORN IN WIND Originally uploaded by CAFREL

I would like to introduce many of you to CAFREL/Francesca Carrer's photostream. She might be relatively new on the Guelph Flickr scene, but she has sure hit it with a bang. I am not as familiar with Francesca's work as I am with many other photographers, but her work sure made an incredible first impression!  She has such a pervasive calmness to her images. She clearly distills and quiets her scenes down to focus on a single element or feeling. I find that when I am looking at her images it is not so much that she has frozen a moment in time for the subject, but more that she has frozen both the viewer and the subject together. That stillness she finds in so many subjects and translates so well to her images is both palpable and communicable.  My morning is certainly calmer for it. Her stream is peppered with some beautiful isolations, emotive landscapes, and mouth watering food and coffee. I would highly recommend sitting down and looking through her stream, but would suggest have you lunch or a coffee first, otherwise your afternoon will likely be lost.  So welcome Francesca, I look forward to following your stream.

Hope you are all having and enjoyable week,

Paula Russell

1 comment:

Donna said...

Lovely Paula, and Cafrel!

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.