I’m really sorry, since Laurie (the blogger) is a great fan of Jade Weber, and clearly gets a big emotional charge from this particular image – even having it as the blog header, where she reiterates that it’s Jade. All I can say is that the photographer is a true artist, and that her portfolio is well worth looking through for similarly intense, beautiful pictures. She doesn’t only photograph her children, but for me they are the subjects of her most impressive work.
The image below is called “Dream….” (click on it for the source), and was clearly part of the same session. Here she looks less like Jade, but it’s still a lovely study of a young girl in a reverie….
I get Laurie’s point that “8past8” has a timeless quality that relates it to some of the great historical portraits that magazines like LIFE are famous for – and I hope she continues to enjoy it. (I’m not on Tumblr, and would need a new IP address and email to do so – so I’d be grateful if someone could direct Laurie here, with a comment on the relevant post.)
Here are some more of Ssuunnddeeww‘s images:
……with this being my favourite, and probably the most reposted of her portraits after “8past8”:
….it’s even in the “Girls and Cats” gallery….
At least researching Jade for this post showed me a lot of beautiful images of the model – whom I’d tended to ignore in the past, seeing her features as being almost too regularly “beautiful” – and I’ll definitely do a post on her in the near future, if that’s any consolation for Laurie: probably not, since she already has most of the best in her Tumblr blog……
Well, although the name of the subject of the original image wasn’t what she expected, she does know the name of the photographer, who seems to be actually just Sundew, and once had a site called Sundewart.com, that’s now defunct. Here she is, presumably in the Latvian woods: