|Digital original, 25 image focus blend|
During the winter of 2008, I began experimenting
with photographing frozen flowers, something that would eventually be shaped into my 2010 exhibition Frozen Light
. I have often pondered returning to that work, but every time I look at my 2m high print of a red tulip frozen in ice, I remember why I stopped...I felt I had realized the potential of the direction. But the idea of photographing frozen subjects has been in the back of my mind ever since.
|Digital original, 20 image focus blend|
When considering subjects to freeze in ice, one thing that shared many of the characteristics of flowers (colourful, small, fragile) was butterflies - and after some kindness of a friend, I finally managed to have some butterflies to experiment with - and thus these images - my first experiments with freezing butterflies. I had some technical challenges, and feel there is much that could be improved, but it is a start, and over the coming months (and perhaps years) I shall pursue this, to see where it goes!
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