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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida USA
King Protea Blooming
Fine Art Photography
As a fine artist with a background in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, I now use photography as a source of ideas and a tool to create. My photographs are portraits/still lifes of nature’s forms, from flowers, dried leaves, twigs, to the bark of trees in their various stages of growth and natural decline. I have been collecting and photographing these natural forms for quite some time and I am always looking for that special form of nature that inspires me. The camera brings out qualities that one cannot see with the naked eye when these forms are on the ground. These photographs are taken indoors, using natural light and a reflective surface. When composing and taking these photographs the challenge is to create exciting and interesting compositions to entice the viewer to see these images in a new and different way. They created a new life of their own through the lens of my camera.
King Protea Blooming – The King Protea is one of the oldest flowers in the world, dating back 300 million years ago. It is the natural flower of South Africa and is now available worldwide through nurseries. This flower derives its beauty and personality from its thick stalk and strong radiant petals. The Protea has become the symbol of strength, courage and transformation. This beautiful flower caught my eye immediately while shopping in an outdoor market. As a photographer I am always looking for that special something that catches my eye that I want to photograph. In this image the flower is in full bloom in all its glory.
For each group of new photographs I like to create a series from four, six or eight different compositions so that I have one, two or a group of photographs that work well together. All images are limited editions, signed and numbered, printed on archival smooth cotton paper.
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