The camellia shrub in my garden bursts into life every spring and late summer. I was taken by how wonderful the flower looked when sprinkled with rain so I took a cutting and put it in place in my home photographic studio. Unfortunately the movement lost many of the rain drops so I sprinkled it with a fine mist water spray and was able to recreate how it looked when I first cut it. My aim was to capture the true beauty of the flower, isolated from any distractions. I have chosen the colour palette to consist of a plain black background to really make the flower pop and stand out. This is a still life flower portrait and I have aimed to capture the essence of my subject through lighting and composition, not digital manipulation. Unlike the actual flower which fades and dies, this photograph has immortalised it in print. This large flower image will be printed on fabric in razor-sharp quality and with brilliant colours and with its subtly textured surface; it transforms any photo into a unique gallery work that is full of life. During the thermal sublimation process, the colours are completely evaporated into the material. The resolution of up to 720 dpi and the enlarged CMYK colour spectrum allows accurate colour reproduction with clear contours. We only use textiles that are free of harmful substances and that have been awarded the internationally recognised Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Your image is mounted on the solid wood stretcher frame in its true form using only, high quality stretcher frames made of solid wood. The spruce wood comes from German suppliers and is sourced from sustainable forests. To give the stretcher frames permanent protection from losing shape, we triple reinforce the corners under the textile print using metal braces. When mounting on the stretcher frame we avoid using wedges – the frame is so stable that you won't need to loosen or tighten it at a later stage and it will arrive ready to hang.
Tripod mounted digital SLR camera with a 90mm macro lens. studio flash; barn doors with diffuser; white reflector.