We all display about our homes a few of our favorite things, but what happens when we discard them or well, they "outlive" us? I used to adore the story of the Velveteen Rabbit - where a beloved toy becomes "real"; adored the idea of him coming to life, gaining a soul. Photographer, Jennifer MacNeill, certainly makes these images seem like they have one, don't you think? Or at least, as if you can hear them faintly whispering their stories…
Jennifer MacNeill is an official artist with the figurine company "The Trail of Painted Ponies". She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and loves to hike, garden and tell the story of a place through photography.
I have showcased a part of her "The Collector" set. Jennifer MacNeill says, "It is an odd assortment of things at a friend's home in WV photographed in very low light. I did not move an object, just walked around and shot what I found interesting."
I adore walking through antique stores, contemplating "past lives" of rocking horses, tool boxes, baby chairs, school desks, game boards, jewelry… usually end up spending my bit of money on old books (go figure).
This is all the "direction" I want to suggest for this month's challenge. Use the above or connect to these images another way. As is usually the case with my prompts, I have no set restrictions as to form or structure.
Jennifer MacNeill has given us permission to use the images in "The Collector" series for today's challenge - NOT her entire flicker account and do NOT alter the images in any way. I did not post all her images from this series. To see more please click on the Flicker Account below and find "The Collector" set.
I ask each poem be newly created for this specific challenge and please give credit to Jennifer MacNeill and link her website HERE and flicker page HERE to your poetry post.
|The Turkish Pipe|
|Under the Dome|
|Bits and Bobs|