More Free Photos For You

Over on the site where I want to talk about little moss gardens and coloring books rather than monsters, murder and mayhem, I’ve started a Flickr album with some Creative Commons photos. Rather than scaring off the little children with still lives featuring pig hearts, I’ll stick to photos of pollinators, fairy gardens, and Venus flytraps on that account. But hey, there’s some two headed flytraps over there, and what horror loving soul doesn’t love a good fairy garden? Feel free to swing by the Flickr albums, or if you want to see the place where I talk about the things I’m doing to encourage my daughter’s interest in nature, take a look at my other blog (admittedly it’s just a wee thing at the moment).

Releasing My Photos Under Creative Commons

A rose with a black cloth draped behind it, in a small glass vase, surrounded by fairy lights.

I’ve been playing around with photography for a while now, as an extension of my writing. I try to look at the world through my character’s eyes, take the photos from that perspective, and look at them when I need to take a quick break and mull something over. Or, I will play around with a photo or two, see if I can make some art of it. Sometimes, I just go out to chase bugs and find plants to identify. What I’m saying is, I’m no pro but I’ve ended up with a whole hoard of photos that I’m just hanging on to for no apparent reason.

I also end up with a few strange things that I sometimes stare at while I think. It’s better than a wall.

So, I’m releasing them into the world for fellow creatives to use. I’m only doing minimal touch ups, most of the time I don’t adjust the color at all, so people can tweak it to suit their needs. I am doing spot touches on things like dog hair sticking to the backdrop though. Since I work on this stuff while I’m writing, I’ll be releasing it in themed batches that will suit what I need to think about as I write, in some random manner that may often only be apparent to me.

This month’s theme is Dark Love, because Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I figured out a way to celebrate while developing character background at the same time. You should swing by and check out my albums, you might find something you want to use on a blog post, album or book cover. Alter any way you like, I would like attribution though. Also, I’d enjoy seeing art you made with it. Some of what’s there: