Friday, August 27, 2010

Wordsworth Inspired Shoot at the Historic Grove Park Inn

"For oft when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude, And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the Daffodils."
- from I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud by William Wordsworth

OP: Mary Magdalene
Necklace: Offbrand (alloy)
Basket (see last photo): Offbrand, thrifted

I had a small impromptu photoshoot back in April with a visiting friend of my mother who happens to be a photographer. Since we were all out for dinner at the Grove Park Inn (which sounds like a tiny place but is really a huge luxury hotel where even President Obama has stayed) and since she had never seen me in lolita (albeit I wasn't exactly wearing a petti, so it's more like a poofy tiered dress), she decided to improvise a shoot by some daffodils. We had to fight the sun, so the lighting isn't fabulous, but I'm happy the pictures came out alright--it's been a dream of mine to have a photoshoot inspired by Romantic poetry. This one is inspired by William Wordsworth's poem which in turn he based on a passage in his sister's journal (sometimes good things come from having your brother read your journal, there is hope!). This is one of my favorite poems and one of yours too if you're a hopeless romantic like me ;-)

5 comments/comment?:

Himemiya said...

Oh my gosh! You were in my town!!!

beata-beatrixx said...

That's because..I live here! :-) I really love the Grove Park Inn for photos since it's more accessible than the Biltmore.

Mariko said...

I'm in your town too! I know Himemiya, but I didn't know that there were any more lolitas!

Himemiya said...

Holy crap we live in the same town! Mariko and you and I should do lunch sometime!

Crystal said...

Hi, I was wondering if you knew the name of the Mary Magdalene OP print?

If you're looking to sell at all I'd be first in line.^^