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Friday, February 18, 2011

Beccy

Photographs curtesy of Daniyel Lowden"

Hold up, is that my coat she's wearing?



Ah, just as well.  Had I seen what she was hardly wearing beneath it..



Her fifteen year old arse might not have escaped out our door! 

Amazingly, the talented photographer who shot these frames is only 18, but I hear tell he has already earned some prestigious professional photography commissions.  I have a feeling we may be hearing a lot more from this lad in future years.  Check out his website, he has an impressive gallery (and no, I do not  personally know him, and nor has he paid me)!  

http://daniyel.carbonmade.com/



He kindly granted permission to reproduce his work on my site, for which I am very grateful.

(If just slightly miffed I appear to have "lost" two of my favourite images from in there - ah well..)

I'll add a couple of my own..



..Taken back in the days when she still allowed me to photograph her.

(Sigh.) 

(Update:  One of Daniyel's clients has asked if Bec will do a model shoot for their designer label store!)

74 comments:

Kate said...

15? You're kidding, right? Captivating photos of a gorgeous subject. Why do girls today look like they are 30? You've got your hands full, Shrinky!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful girl, Shrinky! And I think you're right about the photographer. Some people just have the "eye." Your daughter is very photogenic as well. I loved the pictures of her playing with her friends. It all goes so fast, doesn't it?

BRUNO said...

Wonder why they don't make-'em that cute "over-here", anymore???

Oh, yeah, that's right, I forgot: They ARE, for the most-part---I just don't LOOK anymore!

I don't look for "chicks" anymore---I just settle for the hen, and her "nest-eggs"....!☺

Leslie: said...

Whoa! She's only 15??? Better keep a close eye on her! It seems girls everywhere grow up way too fast nowadays.

Akelamalu said...

She's only 15??? WOW what a beauty she is already!

These photos are fabulous but then so are the ones you took Shrinky!

Lori said...

Fantabulous captures of your very gorgeous daughter...talented young man...your not so bad yourself as those photo's you too are wonderful captures as well...XX

mythopolis said...

She is a lovely young lass. And a good head on her shoulders, I hope. If not, have you thought of a very high electrified fence around the property? Even if she innocently walked down the sidewalk, she could be dangerous to others. Do you know how many guys would be stumbling mid double-take into lamp posts, fire hydrants, doors, and so on? OW!

mythopolis said...

PS I did check out the young photographer's site and was quite impressed by the honesty of his work. Streetlight Diaries was poignant and moving, and perfect choice of soundtrack over. Bravo to him.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos of a beautiful young lady! good luck!

Moannie said...

Goshmygoodnessgraciousme! Is that beautiful child yours? Checked out the nymphs too. Totally lovely pictures.
But then the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

chewy said...

You don't have Native American Indians over there! I guess feathers are better than pirate wench garb. (giggle)

Ami said...

She's breathakingly beautiful.

And yes, the photographer will go just about wherever he wants to.

Excellent work.

And loved YOUR photos, too.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

she's drop dead gorgeous.

Hilary said...

Your daughter is a beauty and her friend (and her mother) a talented photographer. I'm glad I had sons. ;)

tattytiara said...

Gorgeous photos - yours and his!

Shrinky said...

Tell me about it, Kate!

Shrinky said...

It sure does Nancy, sometimes a little too fast, but I guess that's just the way it is. Yes, I believe Daniyel has a natural talent for his art.

Shrinky said...

Ah Bruno, it's just as well, you need to watch your blood pressure more than the girls, thesedays (grin).

Shrinky said...

Yeah Leslie, she has her GCSE exams coming up shortly, it's important she keeps her eye on the ball..!

Shrinky said...

Awww, cheers Aklamalu, thanks for that!

Shrinky said...

Hi Lori, yes, I love his creativity. I don't do so much photography myself now, but I used to be a keen enthusiast (smile).

Shrinky said...

Hi Dan, I am sure Daniyel would be delighted to hear your comment, especially as it comes from one who knows, I'll be sure to pass that on to him. As for Bec, she's not interested in a modelling career, she's been scouted before by a UK modelling agency, and turned them down flat! "I don't want any eating disorders, and modelling has far too short a shelf-life.." (That's my girl!)

Shrinky said...

Thanks Pat, I often need it..

Shrinky said...

Oh Moanie, what a beautiful thing to say, you've gone and made my day! Actually, truth be told, I was a bit of an ugly duckling at her age, but keep it under your hat!

Shrinky said...

Chewy, now don't be going and putting any ideas in her head..!

Shrinky said...

Hi Ami, yeah I think he deserves to, too. Thanks for the kind words (grin)!

Shrinky said...

Well I think so Jackie, but then I'm her mum, so I have to!

Shrinky said...

Haha, oh Hilary, you my dear are the QUEEN of photographer's, no one can hold a candle to what you produce, as well you must know. Coming from you, this is high praise, indeed.. thanks for that!

Shrinky said...

Aw thanks Tatty, glad you enjoyed them.

Portia said...

Your daughter is lovely! And only 15? Wow! I can feel gray hairs popping up in MY hair and I am not her Mom!

Shrinky said...

Portia, I have to colour my hair on a regular basis (wink)!!

Kim said...

What a beautiful girl you have!! No surprise at the modelling offer. I love the wood nymph...sigh indeed. I'm not looking forward to the day my two won't let me photograph them.

Shrinky said...

Ah Kim, you have a good few years yet before you will need to worry about that one (smile)!

TechnoBabe said...

Like the other comments, I am surprised your daughter is only 15. She photographs well. Has she accepted the offer to model?
Interesting how things are connected in life.

Shrinky said...

Hi Technobabe, she's never seen her future in that direction, but as it's come her way, I'm sure she'll take the assignment. Her goal is to study history at University, perhaps the odd bit of modelling might help pay her way through there - since most jobs are pretty thin on the ground these days, it could prove useful.

Fen said...

The photographer has a wonderful eye for natural images and Beccy is simply stunning. A marvellous combination.

Shrinky said...

Aw, cheers Fen!

JeannetteLS said...

I LOVE your daughter's comment on modeling. I hope that we DO hear more from that young man. He has a gift, but clearly he has the discipline and inspiration to use it. And as for YOU, woman. Let us hope that somewhere inside, you have a hint at your own beauty, and that others remind you of it. I think when we see a picture of our teenage daughter and see that she is a woman... it is disconcerting. That's how I felt when I saw my late daughter for the first time in her junior prom dress. She came out to model it and her brother snapped the photo. She blushed when she saw herself, and said, "So. Jeannette [I'm her stepmom] Maybe I need to stop trying to stay a little girl now?" She was a sophomore going to the junior prom.

As Nancy said, it goes SO fast! Lovely entry.

Marty said...

So Gorgeous - just like her momma!

Middle Child said...

had a look at all the photos - some lovely shots there - I used to take the girls out in the yard dressed in faerie costumes or makeup etc and do this - brought back some good memories

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Fab stuff... great photos.

Bathwater said...

Wow he is very pretty, boy does that spell trouble.

Jayne said...

Oh my, 15?! The stars have aligned for her. She's stunning - a photographer's dream. Beautiful photos!

Joanna Jenkins said...

WoW! Your daughter is a knock out. I'm she both she and the photographer have a bright future ahead.
xoxo jj

Shrinky said...

Oh Jannette, you are soooo right, it's with a mixture of both pride and sheer terror that I see her turning from my little baby into a young woman - but I guess it has to happen, eh? (smile)

Shrinky said...

Hey Marty, where have you been hiding yourself? I see you've taken your blog down - hope all is well with you and yours?

Shrinky said...

Hi Therese, ahhhh, that's a sweet image there you conjure, precious times, eh?

Shrinky said...

Cheers Kerry, I know it's a bit of a self indulgent post here (blush), but I can't help but cluck..!

Shrinky said...

Bathwater, um, just checking.. you did mean to type "she" there, didn't you? (Giggle)

Shrinky said...

Hi Jayne, och, teens are always so easy to photograph, there's no wrinkles to airbrush out! (Sigh)

Shrinky said...

I hope so jj, I truly do (fingers crossed). All I ever seem to do is hold my breath as a parent!

Skunkfeathers said...

Beccy is glad I'm not her father; she'd not get out alone before she turned 30, and I'd meet every calling 'beau' with a lecture and a shotgun ;-)

Yeah, we Colonials are a bit 'ruff edged'...

Barbara Shallue said...

She's beautiful and so photogenic, and I'll go ahead and be an echo - only 15? Your photo shoots were beautiful as well!

Debra W said...

She is lovely and very photogenic! As the mom of four daughters, I understand what you mean when you worry about what she might be not wearing underneath the jacket! We do have to worry about those things.

Beautiful photos by a talented photographer! My second daughter is a professional photographer and is attending college for photography. Some people just have a natural eye for taking fantastic photos!

Hugs,
Debbie

Shrinky said...

Haha, oh Skunk, she has brought a boy home for us to meet, and I cringe to confess I've already laid down a ton of ground rules for the poor lad - so far, so good (I hope)!

Shrinky said...

Hey there Barbara, thanks for stopping by, you are very kind, thanks for the encouraging words (smile).

Shrinky said...

Hi Debra, gosh, so I'm not the only one mad enough to have four children? (wink) I would love it for one of mine to pursue photography as a career - I imagine it would be worth it's weight in gold at every family gathering! I hope she thrives and prospers in her calling.

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

Shrinky said...

Thanks for dropping by, Anon.

Nick Thomas said...

Oh, and Happy Presidents Pets Day - the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

Shrinky said...

Nick, I appreceiate you want a comment on your site, however, leaving a comment on someone else's post that completely disregards the content which is posted, is nothing than less than self serving and a complete turn off. Sorry mate, piss off.

Shrinky said...

ps. Feel free to stop following me, I certainly have with you.

Rock Chef said...

Is she thinking of becoming a professional model? She has certainly got a great look!

Shrinky said...

No Rock Chef, she was actually "scouted" in the street (when she on a hockey tour in the UK) by a woman representing a modelling agency - Bec refused to take her card, she has no interest in pursuing it as a career (which I am kind of relieved about)!

sandyland said...

The rarest form of beauty wistful and not really knowing it

Shrinky said...

Hey there Sandyland, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a kind comment!

Barry said...

My God your daughter's gorgeous, simply stunning. While she seems a natural in front of the camera I'm rather relieved she's not pursuing modelling as a career. I've seen too much innocence stolen, girls grow up fast enough these days.

Shrinky said...

Hey there Barry, love the hat! Great to see you, welcome aboard. Yeah, hopefully Bec seems pretty grounded (fingers crossed), she's pretty focused on where she wants to go. (nervous smile..)

Barry said...

One thing I meant to mention is my appreciation for the way you keep on top of responding to reader comments. It's very important to me; the lack of that interaction is my reason for leaving a few blogs. I'd type out epic comments ('cause I love to talk) and would hear nothing back, so I never knew if I was even being read. Speaks to a need for validation perhaps? I dunno.

Thanks for your comment on my song Rebecca Lynn. It's interesting you mention having it put to music, I submitted it to a singer/songwriter friend of mine a couple weeks ago for that reason. In the meantime it will appear in a book I'm having published in the next week or so (it's a small, personal venture).

Thanks for following me on The Glass Wall. It's an archive of my writing (poetry etc.) so you'll see far less activity on that blog than you would on Life in Quotations (my daily musings) or The Secret Garden (where I reveal my more..."playful" side). ;)

Being both bold and naturally curious (which can be a dangerous
combination), I simply HAVE to ask...where does the name Shrinky come from?

Shrinky said...

Oh Barry, what a delicious surprise to find you back in here. I completely agree with you, blogging is a special way of communicating with other like minded folk - sadly, I get impatient if someone blatently uses my site simply to plug their own post, you can always tell when someone hasn't even made the effort to read what you've wrote, can't you? Thankfully, those types are few. I'm delighted we have tripped across each other, and sense we will be frequent visitors from here on out.

Shrinky? It's simply an abreviation of my blog title, "Shrink Wrapped Scream", I think it was Chewy, "Back of my Headboard" who first started calling me Shrinky, and the moniker just stuck.

Barry said...

Ah, I see. My initial thought (probably swayed by an attraction towards Psychology) was that you may have had some background in this field. I checked your profile and saw no mention of it, so ruled it out.

I believe this is my third comment to you tonight. So, since signing up to follow you seems but a formality, consider yourself officially stalked my dear. :)

Shrinky said...

Oh, I can see now how you might assume I was a bona finde Shrink (laughing). No Barry, but I did have some sessions with one once, does that count??

Barry said...

Only if you took something away from it. :)

Anna said...

All I have to say Shrinky, he is good! Anna :)