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Exploring the Rose
Opus Rose departs from the traditional use of color to photograph the rose and instead seeks out this diverse flower through light, shodow, and texture. It is a sureprisng intimate experience to work with roses this way. It is also demanding in a way you might not first expect; because a rose is living thing it changes before your very eyes in the studio. Each moment captured here with a rose is a passing one - within a few minutes the rose will be different.
The work you see here was done both on location and in my studio using film and a medium format camera with special lenses. All of the work is printed by hand in my darkroom on silver paper to museum standards.