Art Nouveau Kim

Art Nouveau Kim

This photo is intended as a multimedia experience. To fully and properly experience it, listen to "I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls" (1904) while viewing the larger size image.

This morning I had the first photo session with Kim. Kim loves just about all things associated with the late-19th and early-20th century, from Art Nouveau and the Victorian era through Art Deco and the 1920s. She collects period clothing, accessories and art/design.

Kim and I are already talking about further photo shoots focusing on other decades and styles. But for today’s shoot–which was actually just our "test shoot"–we agreed on the Victorian era, including elements of Victorian art as well as the Art Nouveau movement.

This is just the first shot. There are definitely more to come, but my Saturday afternoon and evening are, unfortunately, very full. I’m unlikely to be able to finish and post more photos until very late tonight or early Sunday.

I hope everybody enjoys this shoot. It is, as I predicted, a definite landmark for me, and a great step forward.

"I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls (The Gipsy Girl’s Dream)"
From The Bohemian Girl

I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls,
With vassals and serfs at my side,
And of all who assembled within those walls,
That I was the hope and the pride.

I had riches too great to count, could boast
Of a high ancestral name;
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most,
That you lov’d me still the same…

That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand;
That knights upon bended knee,
And with vows no maiden heart could withstand,
They pledg’d their faith to me;

And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim.
But I also dreamt, which charmed me most,
That you lov’d me still the same…

That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same,
That you lov’d me, you lov’d me still the same.

Posted by Dave Ward Photography on 2006-08-05 18:17:51

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