Modest Beauty

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

© Andrea Cochran-Pastel

Andrea Cochran-Pastel – in the blog sphere know as andelieye – has an eye for beauty in the common, and maybe more than anything; beauty in nature. Her visual language is quiet and reflective. She approaches her subject with a meditative and contemplative mind and brings out the inner stillness and the subject’s inherent being in her photographs. As she writes on her blog; andelieya is someone on her path. Walking by the rivers and lakes. Following the cycles of day and night, the seasons, birth and death. Dreaming big. Unlearning. Her own description of her pathway also describes her imagery. Andrea captures the tranquillity in details and from this creates a visual story that expands to convey the bigger issues of the universe. In a serene and pensive way. Her colours are beautiful but never complacent and there is a certain modesty about her tacit compositions. All so very beautiful. For more of Andreas work, look up her blog andelieye. By this post I have presented all the participants from the eWorkshop I taught this spring, and I want to thank all and everybody for the enthusiasm they brought into the workshop and the willingness to let me look at their wonderful work.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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43 Responses to Modest Beauty

  1. I really enjoy Andrea’s photos..Her images are tranquil & graceful and in this hurried world, viewing them is a treat. Thank you for sharing her work with us!

  2. suej says:

    I would second Lynne’s comments – Andrea’s images are a balm in our rushed world

  3. Mary says:

    Those are so peaceful and beautiful. I love the softness of them all.

  4. You’ve presented an array of talent over the last few weeks. It must have been a memorable workshop.

  5. Angeline M says:

    Absolutely lovely photos. A sense of peace is felt in looking at these photos. Simple compositions, but therein lies the beauty.

  6. So charming, and with such a delicate beauty. 🙂

  7. Patrizia M. says:

    Sono foto di una dolcezza incredibile, belle trasmettono serenità.
    Complimenti a Andrea Cochran.
    Grazie per avercele mostrate caro Otto.
    Un caro saluto, Patrizia

  8. We all need a daily amount of beauty, which oft is around us but we do not notice it. Andrea is very good in looking around himself and discovering beauty. Bravo Andrea and grazie Otto for showing this.

  9. seabluelee says:

    I love the simplicity and the sense of serenity in these images.

  10. Dear Otto,

    A friend of mine pointed this article out to me. Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop, for featuring my work here on your blog, for your kind words, and for providing a link in your article to my own blog! I learned a lot from your workshop and from your many blog posts about photography, and I appreciate your creativity and professionalism.

    Many thanks also to your readers for their kind comments!


  11. YellowCable says:

    How lovely of her pictures! The forms and colors are not only part the beauty of the pictures but also the essence of peaceful is included. I just love her last picture here.

  12. I do like her work! 🙂

  13. Beautiful work. The composition really stands out in all the photographs. Thanks (as always!) for sharing Otto and congrats to Andrea 🙂

  14. lumar1298 says:

    Wonderful photos…

  15. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Love the simple beauty of these images – just shows you don’t have to go big and busy to captivate.

  17. I will certainly make a visit to Andrea’s blog, Otto, and I’m so glad for the introduction. Her work really appeals to me. I like your description that her colors are “beautiful but never complacent.” And the meditative quality of her photos is very appealing to me. Just lovely!

  18. Andrew says:

    These are gorgeous images. Thanks for showing them, Otto. I’ve just looked up the photographer.

  19. Dalo 2013 says:

    Such beautiful perspectives…a great eye for color shadows, and how to bring them out. Very nice.

  20. soonie2 says:

    How wonderfully calming. Beautiful light, color and detail in each one.

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