Flowers in Transition – The Book

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.FLOWERS IN TRANSITION IS AN EXQUISITE REPRESENTATION OF OVER 150 IMAGES OF FLOWERS BY MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER SUSAN MICHAL. THE COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS THE LIFE CYCLE THAT FLOWERS TRANSITION THROUGH IN AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR, TEXTURE AND DETAIL. THE IMAGES BEAUTIFULLY SHOWCASE THE DELICATE AND OFTEN MISSED NUANCES OF EACH BLOOM AND ARE SO LIFE LIKE THAT YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE FLOWER AS YOU VIEW THE IMAGES. ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF ONE OF GOD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFTS TO THE EARTH, THE FLOWER, AS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE, THROUGH THE EYES OF SUSAN MICHAL.

 

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I have always loved the amazing and complex beauty of flowers.They speak to me! I can literally spend hours photographing a flower and not know where the time has gone. I especially love the transition a flower goes through during itʼs life. Daily I find myself dropping everything to photograph a flower when I see it change into an interesting state because I know that ten minutes later it may look completely different. Recognizing that small window of opportunity and having the discipline to act on it, has been key to the success of the flower images.

I am very aware of the short life that flowers have, and have been interested in photographing them as they transition through the stages of bud to full bloom and death. As flowers transition through different stages colors change drastically and the textures become intense. Many of my favorite images are of blooms well past their prime.

In the beginning of this project I was more interested in finding unique flowers to photograph, but very quickly I began to experiment with more common flowers and realized that every flower was an incredibly interesting subject to photograph. Some of my favorite images are of flowers I found along the roadside blooming wild, or in my studio garden.

When you look at a flower through the camera lens you see things that you may never have noticed when viewing them with the naked eye. I love the complex textures the intense colors and the unexpected shapes. Some are soft and gentle in their beauty, some are bold, many are funny and some are just strange, proving that God has an intense sense of humor and a strong imagination.

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