Thursday, July 5, 2012


©2012 Dianne Poinski

I feel pretty settled back into my new/old studio; however, I have not brought in my vases, backdrops or the props I use when photographing flowers yet. Right now we are still defining the space and making a few adjustments, so I may wait a little longer.

A couple of weeks ago I picked up some lovely peonies at Trader Joe's, put them in a glass jar and placed them in my office at home. It did not take long for them to open up and take my breath away every time I walked into the room. There was no way I wasn't going to photograph these luscious blooms!

A couple of white boards and some window light and I was good to go.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

I think it was the spontaneity of the whole experience that I enjoyed the most. I was in the middle of a project when I dropped everything and spent the next hour or so fussing with the arrangement and the lighting, smiling the entire time.

The next day it was clear that the peonies were not as "happy" as they had been earlier. I can't bear to think what would have happened if I said "maybe tomorrow". A lesson I think I need to take into all areas of my life........................


  1. Never tomorrow. Always "now". Beautiful!

  2. Thank you Bo! Yes - always now!

  3. according to janis joplin there is no tomorrow. "it's the same f****in day, man."

    these are gorgeous, mama. thanks for the lesson!

  4. I love how you stopped, dropped and shot! I especially like the way in which the double peony shot creates the sense of presence and passing. Gorgeous, transient and those gauzy pinks--ahhh!