Floating Garden

I started the Floating Garden series in the summer of 2019. It all began with a single rose. The rose my daughter received for her 18th birthday. This rose prompted me to think about youth, beauty, transience… I wanted to somehow preserve it from decay, so without much planning and thinking, I put it in the water and iced it. After a while, it came to me how to shoot it in order to emphasize the delicate structure of the petals and maintain its natural color. In addition to rose petals, I began experimenting with other flowers, leaves, twigs, grasses, seeds - everything I would find in my garden. When I shoot, I pay a lot of attention to lighting and composition, frame, shapes, textures and colors. In this natural and delicate world around us I find an endless source of metaphors for life and transience of our human existence’s.
This is an ongoing project started in 2019.
15th JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD, Winner, Nature category, Professional selection
13th Annual International Color Awards, Nominee in Abstract, Professional category
6th FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards, 3rd place winner, Nature, Professional category

TIFA 2019 - Tokyo International Foto Awards, GOLD WINNER, Nature Category, Professional selection