This is an image from a series of red poppies. A couple of years ago I saw a small bouquet of poppies at the Raleigh Farmers Market. The contrast between the red flowers and the white paper they were wrapped in caught my eye. I bought the flowers, put them in a vase, and a day or two later as the petals began to fall off I noticed that each flower began to develop a "personality". I picked up my camera and did a portrait shoot over a few days as the petals continued to reveal the essence of each flower. The red poppy is the symbol of remembrance and hope for the future. They are handed out on Memorial Day in the US and on Remembrance Day in Great Britain.
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I am happiest when I am traveling, exploring new places, meeting people, and creating memories. Photography is an essential part of the experience – ask anyone who knows me. As a nature and abstract photographer, I am constantly inspired by the world around me. Whether it's the intricate patterns of a leaf, the movement of water, or the ethereal quality of a sunset, I strive to capture the beauty and wonder of the natural world in my work. My photographs are meant to transport viewers to a different place, inviting them to see the world in a new light. I am always seeking out new and creative ways to interpret the world through my lens, and I hope that my work will inspire others to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us every day. My technique and joy is to capture the stark and finite beauty of the departing moment, when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, when the real appears unreal.More About Artist