Hyacinth on a Pink Background with a Textured Layer. (2014)
Colour photograph (Giclée) by Andrew Howard


  • Colour photograph (Giclée), Canvas
  • From a limited edition of 150
  • Size: 15.75 × 23.62 × 0.79 in / 15.75 × 23.62 in (actual image size)
  • Signed and numbered on the back

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Andrew Howard

United Kingdom

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This hyacinth forms part of a cluster of hyacinths that grow in my garden every spring. One has to be quick to capture them as they are very easily damaged by the elements. My aim was to capture the true beauty of each individual flower, isolated from any distractions. This is a large flower image, which when printed on fine art matt paper really allows the viewer to appreciate the true beauty of the subject. I have chosen the colour palette to reflect the colours of nature and have paired the flower with a plain pink background to complement the flower. I created a homemade texture from one of my fencing panels and added it as a layer, I feel that the wooden texture layer flows with the flower image and adds extra interest. These are still life flower portraits and I have aimed to capture the essence of my subject through lighting and composition. 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.

Materials used:

Tripod mounted digital SLR camera with a 90mm macro lens. studio flash; key light barn doors with diffuser; fill light on background; translucent shoot through brolly; white reflector. Processed in Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6. Texture added

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