Grateful Heart Flower Composition: A Natural Thank you To My Readers


Marisa D. Aceves. Grateful Heart Flower Composition. digital photography. 2016

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I hurt my hand and wrist last week, so I’ll keep this post nice and short until I recover.

This photo collage is dedicated to the people who have visited this site and supported me.

Have a wonderful weekend; stay safe, creative, loving, and grateful.

Pass The Love Around:Grateful Hearts Series


Marisa D. Aceves. Grateful Heart: Twinkling Heart Stars. digital photography. 2016.

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Love waits patiently….

Closer than wondering minds can percieve

Nearer still, if you dare to believe


I feel that I must share this series at a time when many would question whether there was any good in this world. The frequency with which we view violence and hate in our everyday lives would lead us to believe that love is a myth, an outdated set of rules our grandparents were forced to adhere to. However, there are people out there that do know what love is all about. Perhaps you have met some along the way. They accept you for who you are, support you during difficult times and are encouraged by your success. I kindly ask that this weekend, or sometime this coming week, you let the special, loving people in your life know just how much you appreciate their presence and contribution to your life.

Have a blessed weekend and a joyful week!

Remember always, to live life creatively!


Ordinary Objects That Look Like The Human Form


Marisa D. Aceves. Long Neck Girl. digital photography. 2016.

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Will To Live…

Challenges fall as we overcome

Fears that bind us

Till courage sees the sun


When I created this particular piece, I did not expect that it would have the overall look and feel that it did.  I was not purposefully trying to shoot this object with the human form in mind. However, that is what the results revealed.  As I stared at the finished photograph, it looked like both a human torso and a long neck and shoulders.

What does this object remind you of?

Have a wonderful weekend and a productive week!

Don’t forget to live life creatively!































New Fusion Series Coming Soon!


Marisa D. Aceves. Fusion: Steely Probiotica. digital photography. 2016.

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Round, blistered bodies emerge from the shadows.  Steel panes bend to meet the light as passersby gaze upon this strange, urban enigma.  Lovers of living modern myths enjoy it’s company, while staunch traditionalists bemoan the idiocy of federal funding.

I am excited to announce that I have some new series in the works that I plan to release so stay tuned. If you’ve been a frequent visitor to this page, then I would like to personally thank you for your interest and support.

Some of my new work utilizes sections of my past photography to create design based pieces that are a nod to the recent trend of recycling. You might say, that I’m re-imagining everyday objects that I’ve already re-imagined (taken out of their normal context to give them a different significance and meaning).

I knew from the moment I saw this object, that I had to photograph it, but I was not sure how I was going to do it. Then, I decided that the most interesting part of the object was it’s unusual texture. In order to highlight this, I chose to use dramatic lighting.

What does this object remind you of?








Ordinary Objects That Look Like Mysterious Landscapes

Star Forest 1 copy wtrmrk

Marisa D. Aceves. Surfacescape: Star Forest (B&W). digital photography 2016.

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Millions of stars stand on each others heads. Prickly fingers dare to grasp the pulsing light of the midday sun.  Their constant companionship wins friends, loves the first breath of spring and keeps close the color of life ensured.

What does this object remind you of?



















Ordinary Objects That Look Like Landscapes

Kitchen Cosmos-A Winters Steak Lake copy

Marisa D. Aceves. Kitchen Cosmos: Snow Lake. 2015. digital photography

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A reluctant snow scene emerges from its canvas of grease and fat.  Natures struggle is reflected in a single moment.  The eye wants freedom; the mind is restless.

Each new year offers plenty of opportunities to be creative and share your unique vision. Wishing you all a productive and creative new year.









New Black and White Abstract Photography Series- TREASURE -COMING SOON!!!…

Wicker surface B&W

Marisa D. Aceves. Treasure: Light Body. Digital Photography.

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Thin strips of vine intersect. Together they create a voluptuous, open body of ripples.  Emerging from early morning shadows, this graceful form stands firm and strong.

When I first noticed this object, the light from the kitchen widows hit its surface in such a way that it almost looked like a surreal woven landscape. Upon later inspection, the form of the object reminded me of the subtle curves of the human body. In the upcoming series Treasure, I deliberately seek out objects that most people would discard.  They are aged, worn and sometimes in need of repair, but if you look at them from a different point of view, you will see their hidden beauty.



Marisa D. Aceves. Where (Wear) It: Chain Stitch. digital photography.

Textured waves gently emerge from the darkness. They roll and twist like desert dunes straining to meet the light.  A discerning eye sees unexpected landscapes. The mind travels to hidden places yet to be explored.

In the midst of necessary remodeling and summer cleaning, I decided to use my wardrobe as inspiration for my next abstract photography series.  Lighting these objects to create the right mood, state of mind and illusion was a challenging endeavor.  There were times when I really wondered whether a certain object was interesting enough to photograph. Finally, I committed to the series and faced the technical and compositional problems that presented themselves during each shoot. Some artists that are not photographers seem to think that all a photographer needs to do is find a worthy subject and just snap a picture. They do not always respect the fact that each photographer has to instinctively know what will make a good photograph and from what angle they need to take their subject in order to engage the viewer.  Just as other artists have their tools, photographers also have to learn how to use their equipment to get the best results. This is a process that can take years to master.

Furniture That Looks Like Exotic Landscapes

Abstract pic of Sofa

Marisa D. Aceves. Dune 1. digital photography. 2015

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Soft light gently caresses the weathered, wrinkled surface of this inspired desert landscape.  A new day begins.  The scratching, clicking, and chirping of unseen insects fills the air with natures latest symphony.

It was another one of those long, dreadfully boring evenings.  I grabbed my old college lamp with the adjustable accordion neck and attached it to the edge of the portable shelves.  Finally, we could settle down to read. Strong, warm light hit the surface of the furniture at just the perfect angle. A rolling desert landscape emerged. I lifted my phone camera up and tilted it so that the direct light would not obscure my view. Then, I took the shot. Some photos are just given, others require the occasional hunt or chase.