I came across this single orange poppy at the side of a car park growing in a seemingly impossible place. I very carefully removed it and took it home and placed it in my photographic studio. My aim was to capture the true beauty of the flower, isolated from any distractions. I originally photographed it against a plain white background and then in post processing I added a homemade textured layer. I chose the colour palette to complement the flower and the stone texture is representative of where I first saw this poppy clinging on to life. This is a still life flower portrait 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 is a large still life flower image, which 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. Soft natural light and a white reflector