The Real Illusion

posted on 13th of october, 2013

My love for photography started at the age of fourteen when I edited some existing photos that were already on my computer. Eventually I took my father’s compact digital camera and photographed flowers, landscapes and wildlife. I also did some self-portraits from time-to-time. It wasn't until I was halfway through my first year as a performance arts student in 2009 however, that I realised I actually wanted to be a photographer instead of an actress.

Photography is so much more than just capturing memorable moments for me. It is an art form that allows me to take the places I've been to and the things I've seen and combine these elements to make it my own. This is why I love being on the road with my camera in hand and exploring new places.

Each of these images are compilations of photographs taken from different backgrounds and places like Israel, South Africa and my studio. One thing they all have in common are the natural elements, because it is only when I'm away from the city and surrounded by mountains, trees, the ocean and animals that I get to experience complete peace. Because of this reason I find it fitting to include nature when composing my own dream world.

For the most part I like to keep my work fairly simple and realistic to some degree, which is why I rarely do something extreme when it comes to surrealism. This, to me, is the real illusion.

Comments (16)

Posted by Lindsaybasson on October 27, 2013
Thank you so much! :)
Posted by Davidwatmough on October 21, 2013
You are a really smart woman.... Flower girl should start selling its a wonderful concept.
You are brave as well because the income from acting should be higher than from photography.

Best regards, David.
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 18, 2013
Really nieces! Congrats!
Posted by Qin0377 on October 16, 2013
Posted by Lifeontheside on October 15, 2013
Gorgeous and very clever. I especially love the Zebras on the beach. Just beautiful!
Posted by Thorken on October 15, 2013
Whow, nice illusions. Thanks.
Posted by Lindsaybasson on October 14, 2013
Thank you all so very much for your feedback! :)
Posted by Lenutaidi on October 14, 2013
Beautiful images! Congratulations!
Posted by Kamell on October 14, 2013
Very beautiful work, congratulations and greetings:)
Posted by Perstock on October 14, 2013
I say it again, amazing images!
Looking forward to see many more :-)
Posted by Egomezta on October 14, 2013
You images are amazing... Congratulations.
Posted by Fengshang520 on October 14, 2013
Posted by FabioConcetta on October 14, 2013
Amazing images, congratulations!!!
Posted by Martingraf on October 14, 2013
really like the portraits - you should do more people
Posted by Fallostupido on October 14, 2013
Posted by Jianbinglee on October 13, 2013
Thanks for your enjoy.

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