Looking the photographs that young Austrian photographer Julia Tröndle gives one that comforting feeling. Check out her work and learn what poetic photography is after the jump!
Poetry has long been associated with literature, but what do you do when you simply can’t find the right words to describe a particular moment? Over the centuries artists have found numerous creative ways to express themselves without having to use a single word, through mediums like painting, sculpture, performance art, dance, music, and photography, among many others. 25-year old Julia Tröndle of Austria makes use of her film camera to practice what she calls poetic photography.
On The Poetic Photography Collection, which Julia herself founded and curates, poetic photography is described as being “about the poetry in everyday life” – basically small things, moments, and places that one encounters as he or she goes through his or her day.
And so from stills of everyday objects to breathtaking landscape and other scenery, Julia certainly has found the beauty in each of them and managed to capture them permanently in photographs.
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