Selected images from a book in progress....
"I've been working on photographing flowers for a couple of years now. The series began one afternoon after a rain shower. I had run home for lunch and was surprised to see that some flowers I had plopped unceremoniously into a pot on my front stoop had burst into bloom. I had of a roll of black and white film in my camera so I got to work.
"After shooting a couple of frames, I realized that I was not capturing the image that I was seeing in my head yet the background was competing for attention. I grabbed a scrap of black fabric and stuck it behind the flower. I had my image.
"I chose to concentrate on white flowers against a dark backdrop because I like the contrast. It also turns the image into a formal portrait, and speaks to the emotions that people often associate with flowers. I think it also gives the images a meditative quality."
Star of Bethlehem
Lily of the Valley
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