Portraits from a Moonlight Garden is an on-going series of black and white flower portraits from documentary fine art photographer JAWiley.
“I’ve been working on photographing flowers for a couple ofyears now. This series began one afternoon after a rain shower. I had run homefor lunch and was surprised to see that some flowers I had plopped unceremoniously into a pot on my front stoop had burst into bloom. I had ¾ of aroll of black and white film in my camera so I got to work.
“After shooting a couple of frames, I realized that I wasnot capturing the image that I was seeing in my head yet… the background was competingfor attention. I grabbed a scrap of black fabric and stuck it behind the flower. I had my image.
“I chose toconcentrate on white flowers against a dark backdrop because I like thecontrast. It also turns the image into a formal portrait, and speaks to theemotions that people often associate with flowers. I think it also gives theimages a meditative quality.”
One dozen of the current images are showcased here... More flower portraits can be viewed at www.jawileyphotography.com...