Artist's description:

There were a small cluster of crocuses growing in the field next to my house. Whilst they were still looking their best I managed to take this cutting and with great care, transported it back home to my photographic studio. 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 textile 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 blue background to complement the flower. 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.

Materials used:

Tripod mounted digital SLR camera with a 90mm macro lens. lit by studio flash. Key light barn doors with diffuser. Seperate light on background with shoot through translucent bolly, white reflector.

Purple Crocus on a Blue Background (2014)


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