Flowers in my Garden
The observer, the investigator, the discoverer, the interpreter… and the artist.
I look out my kitchen window at the same beautiful flowers every morning. The vibrant colour just makes my soul sing. They are my favourite flowers in my garden at the moment. How long they will last, I don’t know. They were there last year too, but I didn’t make the time to photograph them.
To me photographing the flowers means exploring their beauty further – from different angles, high, low, close, further away. I know I will become more intimate with their structure, their colour and their ultimate beauty. This is what photographing anything is like, building, object, animal or human. You learn more about your subject, you see them in a different ‘light’. You see more than just the angle you are used to seeing them from and you become more intimate with the details, the strengths, the vulnerabilities, the beautiful intricacies of your subject.
This is the beauty of photography. It draws you in, and it opens you to an invitation to learn more. It is then up to you to make a beautiful image based on all the new knowledge you have discovered.
As a photographer you are an observer, an investigator, a discoverer, an interpreter… and an artist. It is the most beautiful and privileged position to be in.