360 degrees

When I first started with photography, I was on the hunt for beauty and incongruity in the present reality. In a world and society full of stress, pressure, egomaniacs and loneliness I was looking for a break and be able to breathe again. The moment I started photographing flowers, I fell in love with the process.glaieulorange09-16-2

 

Why flowers? Probably because they incarnate what moves me and gives me inner peace: delicacy, poetry, colours, lines, subliminal harmony.

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The more I shot, the more my eyes got familiar and receptive to details, coming closer and closer to my subject gave me and still gives me intense joy; it feels like seeing in an other dimension, being able to see treasures.

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Nevertheless, at some point I doubted my ability to renew myself or to challenge myself while shooting flowers. It felt like I was doing the same again and again. So I came even closer and let myself get overwhelmed by what I saw, breaking my own limits and allowing myself to do something different.

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Doing this, my photos are becoming more and more abstract, it’s sometimes difficult to tell that it’s a petal or a piece of flower. When I started to photograph in 2012 I would have never imagined that I would come to this. It makes me wonder what is the final destination? What and how will I photograph over two years time? Where will I be in this journey? But, hey, does it really matter? Probably not, as long as I am enjoying the journey!

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To finish I would like to quote the one and only Zaha Hadid: “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”

Have a beautiful day and may the Force be with you.

Peace,

Carole

 

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