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aleah michele

23 I always adored painting and I suppose a photograph is, essentially, a painting of light. The way a shadow falls and the manner at which beams filter over and into the scene, pure or altered, and the temperament it sets. A professor once pointed out that I rarely shoot indoors. I think its because there remains a certain magic in the forest, or anywhere that nature still reigns or claims, that seems to be lost in other places. It becomes a neutral space full of possibility. Anything can happen there. It is far away from the deafening sanity that humanity has built around us. Its in nature that the imagination is freed from borders. Why do you think so many fairy tales have the forest as a backdrop? It’s because mystery mingles with beauty there. I suppose that’s the true reason I choose to shoot outdoors. Even when I shoot inside I bring elements of nature into the scene. Over the years I have dabbled in fashion, sculpture, drawing, and painting, all of which have a strong influence on the way I photograph. More and more I am realizing how all of these art forms can be combined to create illusions, ideas, and beauty. I have no clue where I will go with photography but I have fallen in love with every aspect of the medium. Living my life for God.

30 Apr 2009
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Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Snow photo  about My sister as Snow White.
Snow

My sister as Snow White.

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30.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name . photo  about Moth On The Wall: www.etsy.com/shop/MothOnTheWall
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Moth On The Wall: www.etsy.com/shop/MothOnTheWall

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25.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name . photo  about And the sun took a step back, 
the leaves lulled themselves to sleep
and autumn was awakened.
-Raquel Franco

There is a lovely pond surrounded by trees close to my home and I couldn't get the image of fiery leaves reflected on the water's surface out of my mind. The desire to swim is now officially
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And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened. -Raquel Franco There is a lovely pond surrounded by trees close to my home and I couldn't get the image of fiery leaves reflected on the water's surface out of my mind. The desire to swim is now officially

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25.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Lore photo
Lore

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22.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Fragment photo  about This effect was created entirely in camera by shooting through a prism.  Parts of the image become mirrored or obscured, and the strangest light leaks occur! I'll admit that it takes a bit of luck and chance to capture something interesting (many of the images end up with arms jutting out of the fac
Fragment

This effect was created entirely in camera by shooting through a prism. Parts of the image become mirrored or obscured, and the strangest light leaks occur! I'll admit that it takes a bit of luck and chance to capture something interesting (many of the images end up with arms jutting out of the fac

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21.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Diving for pearls photo  about We're swimming for dear life, when we could have been diving for pearls.
Diving for pearls

We're swimming for dear life, when we could have been diving for pearls.

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19.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Lorelei photo  about There is a girl I know
She likes to show her face
About every month or so
Like a kaleidoscope
Not easily defined
Whatever world she hides in
She'll stay long enough to pull the tides in
No stars to guide her home
But she dares to be her own light
She says finally, the world sees me
Be it whatever fo
Lorelei

There is a girl I know She likes to show her face About every month or so Like a kaleidoscope Not easily defined Whatever world she hides in She'll stay long enough to pull the tides in No stars to guide her home But she dares to be her own light She says finally, the world sees me Be it whatever fo

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03.10.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Wall Art: Returns photo  about I've officially returned to the "Wall Art" project that I started years ago in 2014 (and put on hiatus during grad school). It seemed fitting to pick it up again by recreating the first photo of the series.

Lately I feel like I have so many ideas but not enough time, resources, or opportu
Wall Art: Returns

I've officially returned to the "Wall Art" project that I started years ago in 2014 (and put on hiatus during grad school). It seemed fitting to pick it up again by recreating the first photo of the series. Lately I feel like I have so many ideas but not enough time, resources, or opportu

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28.09.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Where sea meets sky. photo  about I wait for you in a 
place where the sea
meets the sky.
Where ocean waves
swell against gentle
white shores.
Where the familiar 
path ends and the
unknown begins.
I wait for you.
-Raine Cooper

Models: Jonathan Santiago & Jade Soto
Where sea meets sky.

I wait for you in a place where the sea meets the sky. Where ocean waves swell against gentle white shores. Where the familiar path ends and the unknown begins. I wait for you. -Raine Cooper Models: Jonathan Santiago & Jade Soto

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27.09.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name stay grounded photo
stay grounded

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21.09.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Icarus photo  about "May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks."
-J.R.R. Tolkien
Icarus

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks." -J.R.R. Tolkien

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14.09.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name The farthest moon. photo  about The Spell
Upon being born - a rippling pain:
to touch the farthest moon, to be soft
and close to death, weary like a petal
on the protruding arm of Aquarius,
to weep in the depths of her cascading sea ...
with shining scales: a mermaid corpse.
- Segovia Amil Poetry

I will be posting from this shoot
The farthest moon.

The Spell Upon being born - a rippling pain: to touch the farthest moon, to be soft and close to death, weary like a petal on the protruding arm of Aquarius, to weep in the depths of her cascading sea ... with shining scales: a mermaid corpse. - Segovia Amil Poetry I will be posting from this shoot

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31.08.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Ginger Beloved photo  about Little Gianna is absolutely darling!
Model: Ginger Beloved
Clothing: Nikolia
Moths: Moth On The Wall
Ginger Beloved

Little Gianna is absolutely darling! Model: Ginger Beloved Clothing: Nikolia Moths: Moth On The Wall

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14.08.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Fallen Star photo  about "And men said that the blood of the stars flowed through her veins."
-C.S. Lewis

This was one of those effortless shoots where conditions coalesced. Vlada Turbina looked like a star in the night sky.
Fallen Star

"And men said that the blood of the stars flowed through her veins." -C.S. Lewis This was one of those effortless shoots where conditions coalesced. Vlada Turbina looked like a star in the night sky.

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01.08.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name . photo
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22.07.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name The floral knight photo  about Adorned in azaleas
The floral knight

Adorned in azaleas

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15.07.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name Idle photo  about It is in our idleness, 
in our dreams, 
that the submerged truth
sometimes comes
to the top.
-Virginia Woolf
Idle

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. -Virginia Woolf

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05.07.2018
Image by aleah michele (-si-tu-savais-) and image name transformative photo  about What are some of your favorite tales?

I find myself drawn to transformation tales of souls that become butterflies, snakes that become noble, and innocents that become birds.
transformative

What are some of your favorite tales? I find myself drawn to transformation tales of souls that become butterflies, snakes that become noble, and innocents that become birds.

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25.06.2018