This book is astonishing. I discovered this book while bookstore browsing recently. It contains the most astounding flower photography I have ever seen and also some of the most lucid and perceptive written commentary about photography.
Architectural Digest described Christopher Beane as the “love child of Robert Mapplethorpe and Georgia O’Keeffe.” Bean’s flower images – and the progression of images and themes over time – must be seen to be believed. I find them, as a photographer interested in photographing flowers, deeply inspiring, though Beane sure sets a high standard! These flower images are wild, adventuresome, daring. They penetrate the depths of the flower’s existence and essence. They show us, in huge images with the most brilliant and vivid hues, flowers that are at once familiar and vibrantly, excitingly, new.
Why didn’t I discover this book until now? Absolutely incredible!
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