Some years ago, I created an image of a wilting rose which had lost it petals. It was not a particularly engaging photograph but it was not a bad one either. It just felt like it lacked something interesting about it. Over the course of this summer, I decided to revisit the subject matter in an attempt to create an interesting photograph which captured the essence of the fragility of a flower’s beauty.
I present this here with two similar flowers juxtaposed against each other but at different stages of development. On the left we have one flower which has blossomed and on the right, one which is on its last petal. Although the second flower has already blossomed and is on its decline, to me it demonstrates its own beauty through strength as it clings to its last surviving petal as if to say, I am not past my prime yet.