“Flowers are love embodied. Look deeply at the color. Feel the vibrancy. Put your nose a little closer. Look deeply. Fall inside. Start your life over right here, right now, inside a flower.” ~ Lao Tzu
OF all the extravagant beauty on our earth nothing is as colorful, varied, ubiquitous and downright flamboyant as flowers. They are not only lovely to look at, but our very lives depend on them. Most of our food comes from plants that flower, are pollinated and grow into fruits, vegetables and grains. And often the grains are then fed to animals that many people eat.
For a photographer flowers are perfect subjects. They can be shot on location or brought into the studio. They pose endlessly, don’t move around and need no breaks. Each blossom has its own distinctive characteristics. Their varied forms allow me to emphasize detail in a macro photograph, delineate abstract features in black and white, or portray a group of blossoms in all their brilliant color.
My interest in flower photography led directly into my idea for Happiness Cards. I wanted a product through which I could share my photos that would be affordable for most anyone. Putting an inspiring quotation on the back sprang to mind, and friends responded positively to the idea. I began by giving them away, and I still do that, but I also sell them 30 to a box. Join me in spreading happiness.