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Dressin' Texas--Whimsical Photos of Vintage Dresses in East Texas Landscapes.

I had a cancer scare (didn't have it thankfully) that prompted me to buy a Canon dslr in order to get outside and take photos to keep my mind off my health. So if one has a camera, well one has to take pictures of something.

I love vintage dresses. I am also a poet. I started to think about the stories of the dresses. The stories the dresses knew but couldn't tell. Sort of like that old saying "if only these walls could talk,"--well I was thinking what if these crinolines could talk. What amazing bits of life had been lived in these dresses. I wanted to bring the owners back to our consciousness by photographing their dresses as if they were characters. I set up the photos to make the viewer think of the varied lives lived inside the dresses and the lives lived in the abandoned houses and old farms and fields where I place the dresses. I am bringing these very ordinary but extraordinary lives to the viewer's attention. Hopefully the photos help people think about the beauty and drama in all the day to day lives of all the women that have ever lived throughout history to now.

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  • Melissa Morphew

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    I am a poet and a photographer living on a small farm in a small community ind Deep East Texas. I teach creative writing and English literature, during the school year, and I take photos and write, during the summer months.

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