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VICTORIA PETTELLA

~VICTORIA PETTELLA ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ ART ~WORD~ IMAGERY & EXPLORATORY SEEDS

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A natural draw to the experimental side of things

Sparked by an Explorative & curious nature; I love the Experimental & Intuitive side of creativity. Creation is always awake, it lives uncaged & free, no rules to follow, only new seeds to explore.
I love all that is unusual & mysterious . I find connection & meaning in all that is imperfect, flawed & strangely-beautiful. I am drawn to the unseen, the ethereal-soulful essence of both light & dark, the spirit of nature, the seasons of transformation, patterns of creation and finding hidden magic in ordinary things.
~victoria pettella~

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artist *) O ( * l u n a t i o n s * ) film~digital~experimental

seeds of creativity

Themes of transformation & transiting through cycles of life, breath, death & healing seem to seep into my work. Nature, creation and the ever-morphing seasons are a constant guiding force & inspiration.
~victoria pettella~

visual potions ~by candlelight

visual potions ~by candlelight

welcome beautiful souls

A deep love for the strange & unusual. Drawn to the soulful, poetic; all that is flawed, broken & beautiful. Nature , the seasons and their transformative magic also weave their wild spirits through my words , art & creations. ~vpettella~

welcome*

welcome*
analog/film~digital~experimental / visual art, design, projects & collabs

shadows & souls

shadows & souls

s e a s o n s

The seasons will tell us
when to bury our winged
when to unearth our song
& when to untangle the dreaming things ~
victoria pettella~

wander through the veil with me

a night of poems & black wings

a night of poems & black wings

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To all the rare flowers

To all  the rare flowers

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

portraits and poems~ songs in light and shadow



portraits
and
poems



quiet moments
reflections





blurred
softness
composing notes and dreams





inspiration lifting and becoming



songs in light and shadow









Thanks for visiting
I love experimenting and taking portraits
In this scene there was such strong natural sunlight 
blazing through
simple beauty
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I know you have already seen some from this series
but it is fun to revisit other shots you didn't share before.

I dedicate this series to anyone whoever wrote  a poem
 a song
or composed music 
and felt the inner magic of inspiration

Wishing you a beautiful day
Victoria




22 comments:

Ygraine said...

WOW...these are truly stunning!
I so love how the light filters through, infusing these beautiful portraits with such vivid life.
Utterly amazing, Victoria!!

Have a wonderful day, dear Friend:)

Love & Hugs xoxoxo

Amanda Summer said...

Thanks Victoria - these images are both beautiful and inspiring~

Tammie Lee said...

white shirt
dark hat
light
and shadow
poetry and musical notes
sweetness of life
beautiful images Victoria

Victoria said...

Beautiful capture of light and shadow!

Laura Morrigan said...

Beautiful!

CraveCute said...

It's always such a magical adventure when I visit here!

Ghost Lily said...

Hi Victoria,
At last a chance to stop by and see your new blog post. I hope you had a good Christmas and new Year?
Your photos are wonderful and they look like they should be on a music album cover. I love the shadow and light in the images and I have to say your guy is rather handsome!
I have noticed that guitar and base players often have beautiful hands.
Warmest wishes for 2015.
Jo. xx

Carrie Wachter said...

Beautiful post! Perfect light and shadow, great model too :) ...and is that a bed? So gorgeous...I love your style!

Kae said...

Victoria, your black and white photographs are beautiful, but not just that--they reveal your skill, talent, and awareness of composition, texture, gradation, exposure . . . I'm running out of things I know about photography :) You brilliantly tease out light amongst the shadow, highlight lit details of an object emerging from rich black. I'm looking at the photograph beneath "inspiration lifting and becoming" as I write the comment. Scanning through them again, I can see how you and your partner play with that light and portraiture. You are an inspiration. :)

Victoria said...

Kae
Hi Kae, such super kind and generous words..so much appreciated my friend!Yes,I truly just like to play and create and have fun! Thanks for your beautiful words.Happy you enjoyed them.

Victoria said...

Carrie
Yay, thanks so much Carrie. Yes they are old bed-headboards, they make great props and visual interest to experiment with in pics. I might turn them into doors or something!but they are fun ideas for photos. Thanks for stopping by!

Ellone Andreea said...

You are so talented! I cannot express how happy I am to have stumbled over your blog! You will surely get used to me here :)

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Victoria said...

Ellone Andreea
wow, thank you for such kind words! I am happy to meet you too, I love your blog and artistic soul!
Victoria

Victoria said...

Crave Cute
Thanks so much friend..very kind!

Victoria said...

Victoria
Thanks so much, deeply appreciated!

Victoria said...

Tammie lee
HI kindred, thanks for such beautiful words, they touch my heart! Much appreciation for visiting!

Victoria said...

Amanda Summer
Thank you very much...super kind!

Victoria said...

Ygraine
Yay, Ygraine, always happy when you visit, I so appreciate your super generous words! Thanks kindred! Wishing you a sparkling day!

Victoria said...

Ghost Lily
Hi kindred, your words are so deeply appreciated , you made me smile..thanks so much!Yes I agree, with you on guitar/bass players..very cool! Wishing you a very magical 2015 too..thanks dear friend!

Sim said...

I love your bedroom and its blurred effect Victoria!
You fan, always.

Cath HC Photographie said...

Bonjour ma chère Victoria, Te souhaiter aussi une excellente année à venir !
Ton blog à changer et la tendance du noir et blanc est superbe ici, j'adore!
Bises, Cath.
PS:te dire que j'ai beaucoup de difficulté pour accéder à ton blog, ça bug souvent, le réseau peut être.

DMS said...

The words and photos are stunning. I love the magical look of the light and shadows and the inspiration behind the pictures is just fabulous. I loved seeing these and they each speak to me in their own way. Awesome!
~Jess

A Deep Love for Creative Exploration

Creating imagery for me is a visual journey,
a way to explore & express hidden stories, inbetween worlds, visions & soul-dreams. I am sparked by the Experimental , Explorative and intuitive side of things. Every experience teaches me..it shapes me and calls me towards something invisibly new. ~victoria pettella ~

where I have been lately *dream with me here

Poems seeking light

Poems seeking light

moonlit flora spells

moonlit flora spells

VICTORIA PETTELLA ~

A Visual Archive of Meditation and Dreams.
A place to Experiment and Journey with Exploratory Seeds

visual potion~ sun, shadow & strings

visual potion~ sun, shadow & strings

A natural draw to the experimental side of things..

Sparked by an Explorative and curious nature; I love the Experimental & Intuitive side of creativity. Creation is always awake, it lives uncaged and free, no rules to follow, only new seeds to explore.
I love all that is unusual & mysterious . I find connection & meaning in all that is imperfect, flawed & strangely-beautiful. I am drawn to the unseen, the ethereal-soulful essence of both light & dark, the spirit of nature, the seasons of transformation, patterns of creation and finding hidden magic in ordinary things.
~victoria pettella~

weaving souls and stories

weaving souls and stories
analog/film~digital~experimental photography, visual art, design, projects& collabs

sacred spaces~

sacred spaces~

sunlit souls

the witches feast ~ romantic still life

the witches feast ~ romantic still life

a spell that tranforms

a spell that tranforms
nature

** symbolic visions **

)O( ***

)O( ***

Nature is a Meditation

Nature is a Meditation

wander with me

wander with me
analog/film~digital~experimental / visual art, projects & collabs

spells & dreams

she is moon..

she is moon..

one night the stars... let me in

Autumn' sLight

Autumn' sLight

poeme

poeme

ritual

ritual

ash and seed

ash and seed

uncaged & free

uncaged & free

spark~illumination~transformation

spark~illumination~transformation

Creative Encounters & Kindred Spirits

I love to meet and connect with fellow creatives! I have a deep appreciation for all artists, creative thinkers, unique souls.
While my nature is mostly introverted and I thrive as a hidden -solitaire, I have found connecting with other creative-spirits to be profoundly nourishing and deeply magical in ways my soul understands. To those I have met along the way that have enriched my life with your art-music-writing-creations-passion-energy-open-mindedness....I thank you immeasurably ! and to those I have reconnected with..thank you for giving me a sense of community in a world I always felt on my own in. Thank you for these creative encounters, they have transformed me.

solitary world

solitary world

the unseen

the unseen

releasing the shadows and returning to light

releasing the shadows and returning to light

visual poems..

sunskulls & wolf-bones ~ a cave of songs & poems

sunskulls & wolf-bones ~ a cave of songs & poems

new soul

new soul

portals & time travel

portals & time travel

ghosts of introversion

ghosts of introversion

sacred key

sacred key

soul wisdom

soul~sacred connection

soul~sacred connection

v i s i o n s

v i s i o n s

where I belong~ arms of the infinite

where I belong~ arms of the infinite

welcome to my hidden realm

welcome to my hidden realm

sometimes you must walk alone

sometimes you must walk alone
sacred journeys of the soul~ self-portraits of healing & transformation

dreaming seeds

dreaming seeds

Connecting & Creating

Connecting & Creating

Dark Blooms

Dark Blooms

first love ~ and the freedom to create

I think every child at some point has first picked up a camera, (toy or real) and fell in love with that special magic. I was always fascinated by black & white photos, polaroids & old pictures in family albums. In my teens I began my adventure with photography, then again in my 20's, I played in the darkroom developing film & creating prints, this is probably when I fell more deeply in love with it all.

I had a Pentax camera given to me from my older brother that I carried everywhere I roamed, shooting film wherever my spirit took me. I always explored on my own, (with a little bit of knowledge in my pocket) plus my intuitive nature guiding me in my own way to learn more and to seek and experiment in new ways. I love both analog and digital but my heart belongs in the darkroom.

I truly don't follow any rules, I like to feel free and uncaged and instead feel inspired to create in whatever way I feel guided in each moment...chasing seeds and visions is a journey afterall ! I love to feel my way through the Unseen, it is how we discover hidden realms and new strands to weave with.

Wherever you are on your adventure, be true to your own creative nature & follow your artistic-spirit as it speaks to you ..explore, have fun..keep creating and experimenting from your soul. Keep questing, take risks, indulge your unique-instincts and allow your artistic freedom to naturally unfold itself to you. ~victoria pettella~

guitar-flora

guitar-flora

Meditations of Healing~Magic~ Visionary-Creatrix

Meditations of Healing~Magic~ Visionary-Creatrix

you were always meant to be free

you were always meant to be free

colors

colors

lilac memory~reflections

gothic spell

gothic spell

silent poet

sun-shadow

sun-shadow

weaving the seasons of my soul

weaving the seasons of my soul

Creatives Connecting ..

Creatives Connecting ..
Collaborations/ Projects & Seeds

Driftworld

Driftworld

l i l a c

l i l a c
m e m o r y

u n v e i l

u n v e i l

a u r a

a u r a

The Bird whispered to the stone

The Bird whispered to the stone

The Secret Realm

The Secret Realm
What is behind the door of shadow and light...

the individual

the individual