It is such fun to enter a botanic garden with no expectations, not knowing what, or if, there will be anything to photograph. I was in New Mexico recently, among other things photographing the Domenici Courthouse, a Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) project. SITES™, the landscape equivalent of LEED, now has projects becoming certified and I[...]
When you want to photograph a garden get inside it. By this I don’t mean walk off the street and step inside the fence, or move from the backyard patio onto the lawn or path. Immerse yourself in the garden, get under a tree, look through a gate, get behind a bench. By doing this you will give your[...]
Weddings and old fashioned flowers seem to go hand in hand. So it is a wonderful new trend in the floral industry that local flower farmers are now being sought out as an alternative to commercial greenhouse and imported flowers. Even more cool, my daughter Annie found a local farmer in Virginia for her own[...]
Recently an editor asked me if I had any bold flowers on black background. Rather than going through my files looking for something to transform with Photoshop I decided to shoot a new photo. It’s the height of the season after all.
I love the morning light when photographing gardens. Gardens are fresh, the air clean, and the light is sweet. It is nearly impossible to work in the hot sunny light when the brightest colors take on a contrasted, metallic look and the shady areas become black holes. In California where there is little humidity in the[...]