Sumi-e The Story Behind The Picture

While still on my trip to Mississippi I noticed a pattern of reeds against the reflections of the sky in a pond.

Clouds and sky reflected in water with abstract reeds and grasses #041808_215crv2

Clouds and sky reflected in water with abstract reeds and grasses #041808_215crv2

© Byron Jorjorian

It reminded me of a Japanese painting. I began setting up my camera and tripod as if in a trance. Suddenly, while I looked through the lens of my camera I was a child again….watching my father (a commercial artist) painting with brush and ink stone (Sumi-e) on watercolor paper. Tears welled up in my eyes. He died long ago. Would he be proud of my work as a photographer. Am I still trying to please him? I framed image after image and this became the basis for an entirely new collection of images which can be found in the Zen Gallery on my site.

Clouds and sky reflected in water with abstract reeds and grasses #041708_499v2

Clouds and sky reflected in water with abstract reeds and grasses #041708_499v2

© Byron Jorjorian

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About Byron Jorjorian

Fine art nature photographer - loves life and having an office in the outdoors! Loves nature, art, photography & my family. Over 22,000 prints installed worldwide. More than 12,000 photographs published in books magazines and other print media
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