The lighter side of life, where everything seems like one big happy dream from your childhood. The better times in life that even decades later, you look back on and can still smile over.

This piece, together with Phantasm, represent the two sides to life that we most reflect on. The good and the bad. I have always believed both are necessary for a thorough appreciation of life on a whole. Without the bad we can’t recognise and acknowledge the good. Without the good, we have nothing to fight through the bad.

It’s taken me a very long time to create these pieces, and I am really happy I finally have.

This image is the cover to the calendar Dreaming..

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Melbourne Ferris Wheel, located on the north bank of the Yarra River in Birrarung Marr, Australia.

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Lensbaby Muse

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Edited 11.30pm

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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Comments

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Extremely good!

  • That’s great to hear from you mate, thanks very much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...about 4 years ago

    beautiful!

  • Thank you Marianna!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkabout 4 years ago

    Love this. It has that feeling of rush and excitement about it. Wonderful colours too! xo

  • Thank you very much MM, I feel the rush here too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 4 years ago

    What a fine piece of artwork Andrew…brilliant!

  • Hey Rick, thanks heaps mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Really lovely Parmi- I like that movement too!

  • Thank you so much Rosie, wanted a bit of excitement and happiness in this one to contrast with the last :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 4 years ago

    Love it – definitely gives that sense of those wonderful childhood memories and that magical feeling that comes with being a kid. A definite Ying/Yang if you were to put it alongside the last piece – great work Andrew :))

  • That’s exactly what I wanted to communicate though this one, thanks so much Trish. Glad to hear the two work well together :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • June Ferrol
    June Ferrolabout 4 years ago

    Great work – the composition is perfect

  • Thank you very much June :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lydia Griffiths
    Lydia Griffithsabout 4 years ago

    Ooooh – i love it! That’s exactly what it looks like through my eyes after i’ve just got off another ride..=)
    Great stuff as always Parmi!

  • Thank you so much Lydia! Yes, that’s the exact feeling I get from this one too. Love that :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 4 years ago

    massively brilliant parmi!! :)

  • Karin, thank you so much my friend! Hope you’re well :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful treatment here Parmi ;-)

  • Thanks a lot mate! Appreciate that :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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