Layered Love Notes: A Poetic Photographic Journey evokes emotions and rhythms that express the sensual and mysterious nature of love. The book accompanies the reader into a world beneath the surface, into the heart and soul of each of us, bringing out the magical possibilities inherent in every moment. Diane Epstein, an award-winning fine art photographer, combines her romantic words with enchanting images, including those of angels, architectural elements, landscapes, food, nature, and the human form, to awaken our senses and encourage us to taste fully, love truly, and live passionately.
Epstein's signature "fresco" style of photography is realized using a distinctive technique of layering multiple images, including ancient sites and the richly encrusted strata of Italy, to create a painterly, textured picture, revealing timelessness and the beauty of the imagination, and developing an illusion of shape and depth. Although contemporary in method and style, Epstein’s artwork is seen somewhere between a painting and a photograph, transporting the viewer to another time and place. Her large-scale photography has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Italy. With psychological awareness gained through decades of practical experience as a therapist and creative coach, Diane Epstein, M.A., has focused on the art of expression, encouraging individuals to live and love in a manner that reflects their true nature. She leads photographic, journal writing and travel adventures, facilitating each person to develop their own style, passion, and vision.