“Seeing for me is a way of knowing, photography a way of thinking”
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. I want to give that world to someone else.”
– Georgia O’Keefe
These are the perfect sentiments that draw me to take photographs and to create these small flower portraits. Moving in close, I look for a flower’s beauty in form, shape, color, or pattern; hoping to find what is exceptional about each and provide a unique view into their corner of the natural world. Each photo depicts at least one quality that I wish to emphasize and expresses the beauty I try to convey.
Taking these photos (and many more) allows me to see, wonder, and appreciate the small details that make the natural world endlessly fascinating. Like Georgia O’Keefe, I wish to share that with those who take the time to look with me.
Renee Freier is a Senior Associate Landscape Architect at Land Morphology.
*from the preface to Ann Whiston Spirn’s book Daring to Look