janine kain photography

posted by the scholar on January 14th, 2008
filed under: art, photography

pssst. do you like photos to go along with the story you’re reading? if you do, then i bet you will enjoy the work of zimbabwe born janine kain. she currently lives in edinburgh, and documents her struggle with borderline personality disorder through her expressive blog writings, poetry and high quality digital images. reading janine’s written reflections is a journey: harrowing, heartbreaking and wrought with emotion in one moment, buoyant, hopeful and victorious the next. her photographs are an extension of this idea, offering an intimate pictorial insight into a world — her world — frequently filled with pondering and solitude, where there is no reality. only perception.











she has beautifully composed creations, tight framing, great timing, layers, light, depth of field. it all seems to come so naturally. it’s all here, full of life’s everyday moments, and i am so happy to have discovered them.

find janine’s striking images for purchase at the photobox gallery and red bubble. and please, don’t pass up a look at her flickr stream and of course the thing that got me hooked – her very compelling blog.

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12 Responses to “janine kain photography”

  1. technabob Says:

    Boy, the light and shadow in those black-and-whites is pretty amazing. I never knew a chess piece could look so cool.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    isn’t it gorgeous? and it all seems so natural too.

    thanks for the visit!

  3. bb Says:

    These are incredible. The more you look, the more you want to see. Being a crap photographer myself, I’m absolutely amazed by people that have both an eye and the technical skills to create something so visually captivating… Wow.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bb,

    okay, firstly with a creative mind like yours, i can’t believe you would describe yourself as a “crap” photographer.

    secondly, i agree with you – when technical skills and creativity converge you just want to see it ALL. i actually think janine’s best skill is her timing. she has managed to find her best shot every single time, and that is an impressive endeavor unto itself.

    thanks for stopping by!

  5. Jackal Says:

    Wow !! What a post! Thank you!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi jackal,

    you are most welcome and as you can see i am not the only fan of the beautiful images you create. keep up the good work! 🙂

  7. Klaw Says:


    That’s my sis you’re talking about 🙂

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi klaw,

    well hello there! your sis does pretty darn fabulous work!

    thanks for the visit!

  9. yellowmonday Says:

    Wonderful photographs! They are really impressive.

  10. the scholar Says:

    hello yellow,

    i am glad you like them too – i just love the stillness of it all.

    thanks for dropping by!

  11. Roma Says:

    I am glad that you discovered Janine. I know her via her blogs. I admire and respect her deeply.

  12. the scholar Says:

    hi roma,

    isn’t it a joy to discover people and the things they do through a computer? janine has terrific talent and i’m glad you see it too!

    thanks for popping in!

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