Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Diamonds in the Rockpile - Class of 2009: Vita Stunder


The story behind the name "Vita Stunder" (which is Swedish for "White Moments") is interesting enough in itself, but I'll let Anna tell it since it's her story. What I'll tell you is something you can pretty well figure out for yourself in a visit or two. Anna is a truly gifted photographer with a unique perspective who doesn't mind getting a frock or blouse a little dirty if it means the difference between getting a shot and getting the shot. She pours a bit of herself into every image, and there's always a story in each of them. Sometimes she's writing the story, other times she's simply passing it on. But either way, it always comes through. Whether you can read the story or not, you'll know it's there. The depth of feeling in her work will not let you ignore it. Especially gripping are her monochrome images, many of which depict scenes that many would turn away from, failing to see the beauty in them. But if you hang around with Anna for a while, you'll learn to see that and to hear the whispers of the stories as well.

And there's another side to this blog as well. In addition to her stunning photography, Anna's also quite a poet. Don't speak Swedish? Not a problem. Most of the time she writes these in English, but if you ask nicely, she'll translate the Swedish ones for you. And you will be amazed.

There's a reason that Vita Stunder has taken off the way it has, and it keeps getting better all the time. But don't take my word for it, go see for yourself.


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5 comments:

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Wonderful words about Anna - she is good!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I agree. There is some wonderful photography on that blog.

SandyCarlson said...

I agree, too. She is quite a talent. Honest and real, too. A great combination.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Pretty cool tht you wrote abuot Vita Stunder, I'm a fan of her photography, it's always evocative.

Daryl said...

Somehow I missed all, except for Robin and Sandy, of the 2009 award winners ...

LOVE Anna's photos and Anna!