“The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.”
― Carl Sandburg
My client Chocolats Passion located in the West End of Portland Maine generously gave me a collection of her hand painted chocolates. Not only are they divinely delicious, they are each a unique work of art. Each package was delicately wrapped and placed inside a shiny black bag with thick braided handles. The minute my hand went through the loop of the handle, I knew that we were about to go home together and make some art.
I am obsessed with these chocolates. Kept imagining all of the beautiful ways I could take their portrait. So I set out a day of creating a scene. Items from my personal vintage collection appeared along with fresh cut flowers from my garden by the ocean. My favorite collectibles needed to be with me, my new favorite chocolate butterfly.
What is it about local business owners and their shops that are so enchanting? In particular Chocolats Passion. From the moment I walked in, I felt as if I was in Paris with all of the romantic goodness Paris can offer. I also immediately sensed a love and care for the neighborhood. The neighbors share loving salutations as they pass her door anxiously anticipating her opening for the day. It’s contagious! I mean who doesn’t love art and chocolate? The two make for a powerful combination.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (the last stanza)
BY EDWARD LEAR
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20 years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.