I don’t consider myself a floral photographer, but I am often drawn to taking photos of them. I enjoy the symmetry, geometry and colour of plants and flowers. Some architects are influence by the symmetry and geometry in nature, like Gaudi.
It is easy to pigeon hole photographers into one subject or another. However, the reality is most photographers take photos of a number of subjects. I recently went to a David Bailey exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery recently. Bailey is known for his portraits of famous people but I found his personal work – taking photos of indigenous people – equally, if not more, interesting.
What drew me to the flowers in Crystal Palace Park while I walked through it was the added layer of the rain drops on the flowers. I don’t often take more macro photos, but I am finding myself taking more close up images of flowers in particular. The detail, symmetry and colour are interesting and can be lost without taking images of flowers close up.
Below is a sample of the images I took.