Hello! Natalie Schlegel Photography here! Lola Rain and I have known each other for a few years now. We always seem to find inspiration in one another, and are constantly creatively brainstorming together. On that note, I thought it would be a great idea to do a “Top 10 List” of Lola Rain Photography so here it is:
1.The Dance of Branches: There is something that I find so intriguing about this photo. The colors and the movement of the branches speak to me. This is a photo that I can see printed on a huge canvas and hung over my bed.
2. Pink Light: Again, the lighting....it takes my breath away. The flowers are so crisp and fresh. I feel like I’m there.
3. Rusty Door: Maybe I’m partial to this photo because it is of me, but I love it nonetheless. The colors stick out and really grab your eye. It speaks to you on numerous levels, and makes you wonder what I’m thinking. What do you see in my eyes?
4.Hudson River: This photo calls up a sense of desertion for me, like I’m lost and broken. I’ve reached the end of the road, but there is life beyond the stump of wood. The water makes me feel alive and rejuvenated, almost as if I’ve found what I was looking for.
5. Adirondack Train Tracks: This makes me feel like I’m running. I don’t know where to, but it doesn’t matter. It’s my escape from the world and I’m heading down the right path.
6. Om Namah Shivaya: I don’t know a lot about yoga or mediation, but I can feel it in this photograph. It’s peaceful and calm. If I had a meditation room this would go it in.
7. Tide: Low tide? High Tide? It doesn’t really matter because this photo says so much to me. I can visualize the water flowing up the beach and falling on its way back down, the rocks sinking into the sand as the ocean runs its course.
8. Red, red, red. Again, another photo of me, but what can I say? The girl knows how to capture me. I’m trying to look around the corner to see if someone’s coming, hiding and trying to keep my secret...
10. The Tao of Motherhood (The first photo in this post). There is nothing like being a mother. I’m not a mother yet, and I can’t imagine what it takes to be one. The will power and strength you have as a woman once you gift birth to your child is amazing. The tattoo reads: "giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue." This is what motherhood is. I adore it.
I love Lola Rain Photography and I hope you all do too! Are these also your favorite Lola Rain photos? Don’t forget to check out my Top 10 Portraits of 2010! Also, don’t forget that Lola is on Flickr, Facebook and Etsy!