Tuesday, April 9, 2013

a passion for detail


I am very glad to have my friend, Suvarna here to join us.  She is a photographer, a Pola-holic, a thrifting genius, and a generous, kind soul.   She blogs here at Aunt Betty's and runs a stall full of whimsical wonderfuls at the Vancouver Flea Market in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She has a keen eye for beauty and a passion for getting people to stop and see the wonder in patina, the beauty in old.  If you haven't met Suvarna yet, you are in for a treat. 


It could be said that I am meticulous and over focused,  but I think it's more that I am just a very detail oriented person. I have an eye for the little things that many people just brush over.  Some people find me distracted but that's just because I can't walk 3 paces without noticing every sight, sound or smell within a hundred yards of me. I must touch an object to really SEE it, I have even been known to smell, taste and or  lick an item in order to truly, completely, discover it! Small wonder then that antiquing, (yes it's a verb!) photography and gardening are some of my deepest passions. 



Gardening led to me photography, photography led me to Polaroid,  Polaroid led me to collecting, and now I find myself mixing all three. It took me 50+ years to get here but I am doing what I love buying and selling vintage items.  My mission? To help all of us remember that  value lies in quality not quantity and that there is beauty in imperfection.  I think Instant film photography, and most  antiques really, are a perfect example of that. When I find an object that really resonates with me I can't wait to shoot it, to discover every bump, scratch or nick that tell me about where and when  it came from  and who might have used it. I love to pick around gardens and old abandoned buildings looking for old. Heck, I just love old.  so here are a few images of some of my favourites. 


  






All words and images belong to Suvarna and are used with permission.

4 comments:

Suvarna said...

Thank you my friend so nice to be here
:-)

Claire said...

Oh, these are beautiful :)

amelia said...

It is the little details that make things grand . . .

Marilyn said...

Now I must go visiting. Thanks for introducing Suvarna. I love her love of "old".

Oldies, but Goodies