1650648992 75 An Unconventional Look at Flowers
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22/04/2022

An Unconventional Look at Flowers

When you think of flowers, you always imagine bright colours, vibrant textures and beautiful patterns. What if we turned that notion around completely, and present a flower in the most stripped down version possible?

1650648992 75 An Unconventional Look at Flowers

Converting an image to B&W will show you various patterns and textures you may miss otherwise. Photograph/Vijay Kumar Puthiyaveetal

This is what I set about, when I decided to photograph a flower. A simple close-up is the first thing that will come to mind, so I thought of doing something different. Instead of showcasing the flower from the outside, I chose to look at it from the inside, and I think it worked well.

I only wanted to show an outline of a flower, to make it barely recognisible. This is the reason why I converted the image to black and white. The stamens subtly tell the viewer that it is, in fact, a flower they are looking at. I like the idea that a single subject can be open to so many interpretations. Even in its simplicity, it is beautiful. Best of all, this is how I saw the flower and this is why it is unique to me.

—Vijay Kumar Puthiyaveetal

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