Tuesday, September 28, 2010

around the world with fPOE ... this week it's Naperville, Illinois

So from Rhode Island to Indiana, Indiana to Michigan & Michigan to California we  finally made it across the pond to Manchester, England. But now after one week away we are heading back to the states & Naperville, Illinois to check out the work of the Shutterbug Eye otherwise know as Diane Miller. With Diane's work i have focused on nature as i find her images so peaceful & calming.  For a girl who grew up with absolutely no interest in flowers as my photography has grown (excuse the cheesy metaphors) over the years i have begun to love the shapes that nature gives us, & the colours & the feeling of being at one (again excuse my use of cliches) with nature. & in Diane's work i see the things i love about the outside world.  

To say there's nothing special about her work would be lying, whilst i find these photos to be full of light & joy there's no lack of drama in them. Diane has the ability to take something which could otherwise been seen as simple & ordinary & to turn it into something beautiful & special. It's about more than just the flower, its about the environment around the flower & herself. & her use of colour is wonderful, whether it's muted tones or bright bold vivid shades they are all as glorious as each other & of course there's always a twist to give it that extra something. 

From the classic wild of the countryside ...

... to nature's most beautiful creatures ...

... & of course how could the crazy cat lady not post this gorgeous creature (see nature really does create all things amazing). 

As always all the images in this post are available to purchase on etsy ... but you can also check out her work on her websiteblog & flickr.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful feature! :-)

  2. I love Diane's work too :) I love the textural qualities to them as well as the amazing perspectives. I am really glad you did this article on her. T. :)

  3. I've seen Diane's work grow 10-fold since I joined Etsy last November. A wonderful person to feature here! Bravo, Diane.

  4. Lovely images, esp. that first one. It couldn't be more perfect.

  5. Diane's work is always inspiring! She's always pushing herself to try different shots, situations, themes, lighting and textures. I find her self portrait work amazing too!

  6. I agree with you...these photos are amazing! Thanks so much for putting this out there.


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