Vintage & Nature Subjects Reimagined ...
Welcome! If you're like me, you have a deep love of the hidden beauty and character found within vintage subjects, or God's amazing artistry in florals and nature. Do you value artwork which expresses the atmosphere of yesteryear and nature in new, artistic ways? My mission is to create fine art photography that evokes a feeling of glimpsing through a window to the past, or capturing the fragile moments of flowers in bloom. It is my hope that my images will be an invitation for you to recall special moments in time. -- Lisa Faire Graham, the artist
The majesty of God's paintbrush in nature never fails to amaze me. I often just gaze in wonder, and ask God to help guide me in capturing the scenes in such a way that might inspire others to pause and see what He has created.
Classic Vehicles Reimagined
When my dad was a teenager growing up in Central Florida during the 1950s, he knew the former owner of this 1940s-era Studebaker. One day in 2017, he guided us to its present-day location near the Van Fleet Trail in rural Lake County. As I photographed the truck, I couldn't help but think about my dad riding in it as a passenger over 60 years earlier! I have returned to this spot several times, always finding something new to see, especially at different times throughout the year as the foliage changes. This very special truck inspired me to seek other classic vehicles, and "tell" their stories with my camera.
Vintage Architecture Reimagined
Within the walls of every structure, there are many hidden stories. As I photograph old buildings, I like to think of them as time capsules reflecting their place in history, and look for unique architectural features as a guide to imagine new stories about them. Sometimes, a particular scene, like this one I captured at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park, inspires me to recall special memories, which I try to recreate with my camera. This barn reminds me of the one built by my grandfather. When composing this image, I included other objects I remembered from childhood, like the metal washtub and clothesline similar to the ones my grandmother used. I loved eating oranges and tangerines grown by my grandparents, so the little citrus tree helped to make the scene complete.
When I began taking piano lessons at age 7, my teacher had a wonderful way of explaining complicated music terms to kids. One example was the word, "staccato." I'll never forget hearing her say, "The best way to understand the meaning of the word is by imagining the piano keys are on fire." After photographing this vintage Corona typewriter, I thought it might be fun to reimagine it as having a set of hot keys, so during post-edits, I applied painterly effects to simulate a "Typewriter on Fire."