The photographs below are my attempt at the photography movement known as Pictorialism. The definition of the movement is rather loose and many prominent Pictoralist photographers had entrirely different styles. These photographers aimed as a whole in trying defeat the stigma that a photograph was  simply a way of recording reality. The picoralist images were manipulated and composed in order to create or excite the viewer. One may call the aesthetic dreamy, soft, or even surreal. The movement lived it's peak during the late 1800's and into the 1900's. Some influential photographers of the movement were Julie Margeret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, George Davidson and even the great Ansel Adams dallied in pictorialism. 

 "For the pictorialist, a photograph, like a painting, drawing or engraving, was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination."
-Daum p 8, Wikipedia

Which emotions do I make you feel?


I dream, therefore I exist.
-August Strindberg 

You may say 

I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will be as one.
-John Lennon

I think, therefore I am.


Irish Fisherman's Prayer-

Dear Lord be good to me.
The sea is so wide 
And my boat is so small.

Feel good. 


-Conforme Belle

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