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 somehow to 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.

Floating Garden - Zlati Ajngel Gallery, Varaždin


Floating Garden - Principij Gallery, Ul. pod Voltun 4, Rijeka
Floating Garden - Kranjčar Gallery, Kaptol 26, Zagreb
Curator: Iva Prosoli

IPA 2021 - 19th Annual International Photography Awards - 1st place, Nature Category, Flowers,  Professional selection
All About Photo Magazine #19 - SHAPES
- Merit Award
14th Annual International Color Awards - 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction in Abstract, Professional selection

14th IGPOTY - International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020 - Highly Commented
Chromatic Photography Awards
- 2nd place winner – Silver in Nature category, Professional selection
BIFA 2020 - Budapest International Foto Awards, GOLD in Nature, Professional selection
PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze in Nature category, Professional selection
San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards - Silver Award and Gallery Award
MIFA 2020 - Moscow International Foto Awards, SILVER in Fine Art Category, Professional selection
15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 1st place 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
15th Pollux Awards - Honorable Mention in Abstract Category

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