Friday, April 24, 2009

My Adventure at the Paramour Estate

Some busts I encountered along the way to the flowers

The base of the statue

Part of the statue from the now empty pond on the estate

The back gate to the estate.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a magazine junkie. The number of magazines I subscribe to is in the double digits.

One of the magazines I enjoy is C Magazine and a few months ago I came across a little feature on Silver Lake Farms. I contacted them and asked if I could shoot their farm and they agreed.

Little did I know that one of their farms is situated on the Paramour Estate. The estate's owner, Dana Hollister, offered some of her land to the Farm to grow flowers and vegetables. The minute I got to the back gate of the estate I knew this would my kind of place -- old, a little mysterious and filled with character.

The Paramour Estate was originally built for silent screen star Antonio Moreno and his wife and oil heiress, Daisy Canfield Danziger and was eventually turned into a convent for Franciscan nuns until Dana Hollister purchased it in 1998.

Not only did I shoot beautiful flowers that day but also some relics from the estate. I can't wait to go back there and shoot some more.

A special thank you to Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms for making all of this possible.

Click here to read the C Magazine feature.

1 comment:

Sarah Hodzic said...

April these are just yummy! I so love the ranunculus flower, is has to be one of my ALL time favorites.

Love all your images, such great work.