i’m jealous of amy friend

Oh my! Fairy dust, fireflies, and maybe just a little bit of magic. There is something almost celestial about this lovely found image series, titled Dare alla Luce by Canadian artist/photographer Amy Friend. Here’s how, and why, she did them:

“Through small deliberate interventions, I altered these vintage images, allowing light to pass through them. (After all, photographs are made possible with light.) In a literal and somewhat playful manner, I aimed to give the photographs back to the light, hence the title of the series, Daré alla Lucé, an Italian phrase used to describe the moment of birth.”

{via curate1k}

comments (22)

  1. Hagar /// 03.08.2012 /// 9:42am

    love love love
    exactly what I needed now- a good amount of magic!

  2. the jealous curator /// 03.08.2012 /// 9:48am

    aren’t they lovely?! ah, nothing like a little magic in your day : )

  3. rina /// 03.08.2012 /// 2:17pm

    beautiful idea

  4. cortney /// 03.08.2012 /// 11:12pm

    These are awesome. They remind of Lite Brite!

  5. larks & japes /// 03.09.2012 /// 1:59pm

    magical and haunting!

  6. mariza /// 03.11.2012 /// 5:53pm

    Ah, lá em casa tinha um quadro do anjo da guarda assim, contorno perfurado e iluminado atrás. Era lindo!!!

  7. amy /// 03.16.2012 /// 2:10pm

    Thank you for featuring my work!

  8. the jealous curator /// 03.16.2012 /// 2:22pm

    Of course!!! It’s FANTASTIC!!!

  9. Verena /// 03.21.2012 /// 11:38am

    Hello Jealous Curator. I love your blog. This works are very beautiful. They remind me of the lightboxes by Daniele Buetti, Swiss (1956).
    Link: @ aeroplastics: http://bit.ly/GEqTmD
    Love, Verena

  10. Ed Friend /// 04.15.2012 /// 12:42pm

    Amazingly beautiful, Amy. I am impressed!!!!



  11. the jealous curator /// 04.15.2012 /// 2:20pm

    ok, that just won for “sweetest comment ever!” ; )

  12. amy /// 05.04.2012 /// 2:32pm

    Wow, ha ha, ed is not may dad, but thanks for the comment anyway! LOL!

  13. the jealous curator /// 05.04.2012 /// 9:07pm

    what!? oh no! i gave spam “sweetest comment ever” status?! noooooooo!

  14. Mandy /// 10.21.2012 /// 9:43am

    Oh my. SO beautiful. Can I just say- this blog has been quite a distraction for me. I’ve been putting off work for days- and staying up late nights. I can’t stop looking. What a wonderful curator you are. Cheers!

  15. the jealous curator /// 10.21.2012 /// 11:36am

    ha! thanks so much mandy… i hope you don’t get fired because of me ; )

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  19. chwk /// 11.23.2013 /// 5:26pm

    AHHHMAZING! I read the why, but where’s the how???

  20. the jealous curator /// 11.23.2013 /// 5:29pm

    the artist’s secret, perhaps : )

  21. Katie /// 01.11.2014 /// 8:57pm

    Superb! “…Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night…”

    Also got me thinking how well we are received back home in the stars, once earthly time is up… constellations created with memories of our loved ones… beautiful!

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