chalice – an abstract of a fallen summer leaf

Chalice - an abstract of a summer leaf ©Daniel Sroka

This photograph is of another leaf that fallen and dried from this hot, hot season. This is one of my more introspective photographs, a little quieter and contemplative. At first glance, the leaf itself is nothing special, just curled and brown and insignificant. But when I placed it under my lights, it just came to life. I really love the fragile edges containing its deep, rich glow.


Found you through googling “artist parent”. I like the marriage of vagueness and specificity in your photographs…and “Chalice” does not look so quiet to me…rather like a flame licking and flaring and grabbing…really nice. If you want to know something really crazy, I have 4 kids.