Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Walled Garden Project

It is time to share some of my first group of photographs I took at the Luton Hoo walled garden. I have managed one photo session so far. There are some general shots of the garden here in a previous post. However I am interested in compiling a more intimate portrait of the garden and glasshouses in all their glorious decay. So here are a few to begin with.

Fan light

Rust

Grating

Fork, scythe, rake
Glasshouse interior

I hope to convey the magic of the place.
More information about the project on the website

9 comments:

marigold jam said...

Oh Jill you will be able to do such fantastic things using those pics as sources of inspiration - I love the grating and can already see it in textile form and that lovely sepia toned glasshouse with all those lines and angles ..... I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Jane

Leenie said...

The neutral colors give the photos a timeless quality that goes so well with the weathered metal. Very nice.

Grammy said...

The photos are amazing. I bet this was wonderful in it day. Will it be restored to use again?
I so love the craftsmanship.

Lalabibaby said...

Fantastic photos Jill .... it truly must have been a magnificent secret garden in it's time ... I am always amazed at old structures and the workmanship that went into them in comparison with the tat that is put up these days .... progress I think not. Keep posting. x

Menopausal musing said...

Love the fanlight and the glasshouse interior.............. Lucky, lucky you to have that on your doorstep.....:O)

WrightStuff said...

Wow, they are so beautiful. I've always wondered at the strange name of the place - Luton Hoo? Where does it come from. I've never been. You've inspired a visit as it's only down the road. An artist date coming up I think! (have you read The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? I am slowly working my way through. She suggests a weekly artist date to 'top up the well')

Gilly said...

These are gorgeous, Jill - just my sort of thing.

Selina Wallace said...

these are beautiful photos Jill - I really like the detail and slightly abstract nature of them.

Eileen said...

Lovely work Jill. I am looking forward to seeing this project unfold.