Bold lilies
Nikon F2AS, 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor
Arista 100 EDU (expired)

Sometimes a forgotten roll of film comes with an old camera I buy. I always shoot those rolls, but it’s a roll of the dice: I could score, or I could crap out. I scored with this roll.

Film Photography
Stigma, style, and stamens

I buy cut flowers at the grocery store from time to time. I’m sure that the person who rings me up thinks I’m buying them for a girlfriend or a wife, but I’m currently unattached. I buy them for myself.

The Japanese have raised flower arranging to an art form. I think of it every time I place the flowers one by one into a vase. I aspire to beauty, but I have no idea what I’m doing. I just go about it quietly and mindfully. That’s the whole point, really – I buy flowers for myself when I need a little inner peace. Sometimes I stay in that place by photographing them, moving in close, looking for a beautiful composition. Such was the case this day. I leave it to you to decide whether I succeeded.


Captured: Stigma, style, and stamens