Tuesday, July 28, 2009

giveaway ~ amazing photography for your holiday memories

as you might know, i'm off to my { well deserved } weekend trip to barcelona with my friends. yeah yeah! and while i'm sipping sangria and dancing flamenco until the early hours, i'm giving you something lovely too... ladies and gentlemen, it's time for liviaConcept's first giveaway ever!

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so i'd love to present this amazing photographer { and a fellow blogger! } who is willing to give away two of his works! you must immediately start choosing which two are your favorites. rush to this lovely etsy shop, ready steady GO!
in order to win this prize you ...
{ 1 } be(come) my follower
{ 2 } tell me about your greatest getaway, what do you do there and why this place is so precious!

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and before you start picking and dreaming, here's a word from the creative man behind the lense... i give you Tim!
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LC: when did you start photographing and what was your first object?
Tim: I began photography with a Kodak Brownie when I was 9. I've attached a picture of me taken by my father with the camera. My first subject was my mother.

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LC: how do you feel you have developed in your profession since you started?
Tim: I think I'm still developing and changing as a photographer. My work is becoming less complex and more about contrast and form.
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LC: ever photographed anyone famous? who or what is your absolute dream object to shoot?
Famous people, no not me. I do photograph dancers, ballet and flamenco. My dream object to photograph is a tame crow or any big black bird that will keep still.
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LC: what is your biggest inspiration source?
I look at art a lot. I visit exhitions whenever I can, I'm inspired by other artists.
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LC: now to the technical stuff... what's camera, lense and software do you use to create such amazing photoes?
My photographs rely on bokeh (blur) and grain, this is easier to achieve using film cameras. My everyday cameras are a 35mm rangefinder and a Rolleiflex. I use color slide film that I have developed and scanned. Finally, I use Photoshop to prepare the images for printing.

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thank you Tim and now, my friends, start picking and writing! last date to enter is sunday 16th of august.
♥ Love&Decorate, Tiina

14 comments:

Waxy said...

So many choices!!! My faves are http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25373141 and http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28235090
and my fave getaway is going to Indianapolis in May for Pole Day for the Indy 500 - the set up there is awesome and in 4 days I can see 24 hrs of cars on track - LOVE IT!!!

KatieBabie said...

My favorite place to getaway locally is Whidbey Island, Washington, its peaceful, its beautiful and it smells so fresh! I love that place! To get away far away, i would love to go back to Italy on the coast..anywhere, anytime... with gelato for every meal and wine with every sunset! Perfecto! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

koralee said...

oh my I can't believe my luck...i just happened to find your lovely blog and there was this post featuring these amazing photographs from my favourite etsy shop....i have a post all ready to go featuring some of these images....double lucky today..i find your blog and you have a giveaway....my fingers can't type fast enough because i so want to become a follower.
My favourite getaway would be on a boat...sailing up through the New England States..such beauty all around! Have a wonderful holiday!!! Sounds lovely. I am off to read some of your past posts...so nice to meet you!

Iva said...

oh wow! what a great giveaway!

Rachel Follett said...

How exciting! I love The Road Between Limoges and Cognac & If you Dream of Trees. Can't wait to hear about your trip. I am so jealous!

collegechick said...

My fav getaway is the gulf coast... it's so peaceful and I like to just sit at the shore.

clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com

favs:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24619523
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27499648

Shalini said...

My favorite getaway is in the hills of Himachal in India. I grew up there, went to boarding school there and spent summers on our family's fruit orchard. There's a peacefulness that I find there and no where else, a place where I can forget about stress, worries and go back to just enjoying the awesome beauty of nature. Of hearing the birds, of the crunch of pine needles underfoot, of noticing a sky full of stars. It's a wonderful place to be and I always come back refreshed.

My fav two pieces would have to be"
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25270661
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23266195

Great idea for a giveaway!

DougR said...

My favorite getaway was to Costa Rica with my wife for our honeymoon. Lots of adventures...and misadventures, but fun! I planned everything and we never stayed at any "package deal" type places. Everything was more or less off the beaten path. I still miss the coffee and fresh fruit for breakfast every morning!

hsherrell said...

I just came across your blog for the first time the other day. I love the Keemah Boardwalk in Texas. Tim Irving is one of my favorite sellers on etsy. I heart: High Tide and Old Desert Windpump. Thanks for having such a great giveway. I can't wait to continue following your blog.

Abby said...

I follow you and my greatest getaway was to the Cayman Islands where my husband and I went snorkling and zip lining! just amazing...here are my choices, hard choice! i love The Embrace, French Cherry Tree - 10x8 Inch Fine Art Photograph Signed (trees are one decor item we actually agree on!) he would love this...and I also LOVE the Lone Parent elephant artwork.
congrats on liviaConcept's first giveaway! :)

peters.ab0124(AT)gmail.com

Federica said...

I've tagged you! Come visit me...

The Lil Bee said...

Oh my gosh, I'm losing it... ignore my last comment!! I got my emails confused. But, now that I'm here, I'd looove to win one of these beauties:) xx

Good Earth Home Care said...

Love the Ferris wheel! My favorite get a way is to Virgin Gorda in the B.V.I it is one of the last remaining Caribbean Islands that has been left untouched by tourism. Crystal waters, world class surfing, great food, great people and virtually your own private beach in certain areas. The hubbs and I spent 2 days on a 2 mile stretch of beach completely alone. It was as if we were the two people on earth. Now we know what is feels like.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I thought I had entered this but I guess not . . . I don't think I can name one place. For me, the best getaway is always somewhere new, somewhere I've never been before!