Photos by Dahlia Levy. Click to enlarge.
I've been reviewing her work and I keep coming back to the way she shoots the leaves that wouldn't normally qualify as perfect, or otherwise representative of the season's brilliant-color mantra.
Rather, based on the pixels she brought back, she cast a far broader eye and, in the process, managed to tell an even more memorable story than one of simple colors. As we walked deeper into the hushed shadows of the valley, she looked for the leftovers, the stuff that got left behind, the things most of us wouldn't take the time to see. And she saw something - texture, tone, I don't even have words to describe it - that I can't even imagine capturing now, let alone when I was 18 and just figuring out my own way around a camera. Every time I look at her photos (the complete set is here) I feel the need to reach through the screen and touch the leaves.
She's got an eye, this kid, and I can't wait to see where else she chooses to take it.
Quick note: Due to the Canadian election (more here), I'll post the next Thematic theme on Tuesday evening, at 7 o'clock Eastern.