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February 6, 2011

Accidental Still Life

I found this uncomposed image in the screen of my camera this morning. I had been photographing fabric layed out on my bed, and set the camera for a moment, on a handy cabinet. When I reached for it again, this still life was framed for me: a still life of some of my favourite things.  The little vase was a 21st birthday present given by a fellow Classics student; the brass candle lantern, was one of our lamps on our English narrowboat, and the Egyptian perfume bottles were sheer indulgences from a little shop in Islington in London. The wallpaper, since patterns of the past are an emerging theme in Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden, came with the house I live in, Mowbray.

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