Embryo by Andrew Paranavitana

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This is the second part of my first collaboration with Mel

I sent Mel this image and she created the incredible words below..

Don’t hide -
you’re spectacular.
If you only knew
what I really see in you.
I could look at you for hours,
and see the real you.
One of a kind.
Would you ever see me?
Or am I just in your background..
I want to touch you gently,
brush my cheek against you softly.
Have you move me on the inside,
feel your warmth within me deeply.
Neither of us perfect,
scratched upon the surface.
Frayed around the edges,
just waiting for someone to love us.

Captured at Heidi Sculpture Park & Gallery, Melbourne. Australia.

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This single daisy was looking a bit worse for wear and attracted my attention straight away. I had my Lensbaby out and it proved the perfect subject.

Original shot cropped and blended with textures from www.deviantart.com – free use stock: Fall_Out_M. Edited in Photoshop CS4.

Canon 50D
Lensbaby Muse


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

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    Great collab, I thought it looked like a sunflower, love the treatment!

  • Thank you so much, Berns! It does resemble a sunflower. Glad you like it, mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 4 years ago

    magical work guys, well done

  • Thanks a lot, mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful collaboration Andrew and Mel….this image just pops….. The words of the poem….touching…..

  • Thanks a lot, Carol! Mel did a fantastic job with this one! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful words and such a niceshot Parmi and Mel! Love your lensbaby work.

  • Thanks so much, mate! I can’t seem to get enough of the lensbaby at the moment :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • David  Howarth
    David Howarthalmost 4 years ago

    stunning work mate. You still coming over mate?

  • Thanks heaps brother! Yep, still coming, I leave here 25th May. I’ll bmail you the details :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetalmost 4 years ago

    Great work mate!

  • Thanks a lot, Simone!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68almost 4 years ago

    Very, very beautiful… image and poem… makes me all soft, “gooey” and warm… ; ) :D

  • Thanks so much, Eva! Thrilled you like and feel this one too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful collaboration, love it

  • Thanks very much, Lissy!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • CJTill
    CJTillalmost 4 years ago

    Great work Andrew.

  • Thanks a lot, mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Andrew!

  • Thanks very much, Philip!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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