My Colour of Life series seems to be ‘Trending’
I got the very pleasant surprise when I was egotistically ‘googling myself’ – to find that my Colour of Life series of floral macro photos seems to have caught people’s attention. I think it started as an article written by Stacy Raindrops on Flower Petals , it was then picked up by Katie Hosmer from My Modern Met who wrote an article The Simplistic Beauty of a Flower Petal Waterdrop .
Since then I’ve found another two articles, one by Jordanna Tennebaum at Trend Hunter – Damienne Bingham’s Colour of Life is Up Close and one very thoughtful (and flattering) article by Susan Jones at Bangstyle – The Colour of Life – that I want to share because, well I’m just so chuffed!
You can read the article below, and please check out the sites of the people I’ve mentioned (I’ve provided the links to make it easy for you!) It would be nice to throw some support their way, and there are some interesting articles that you might enjoy!
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!
“Australian artist Damienne Bingham, better known as Green Eyed Harpy, sounds like a free spirit if you check out her posts on her website. One moment she’s in Singapore and the next, it’s South Africa; but no matter where this free bird decides to go, I assume her camera isn’t too far out of reach.
This talented freelance photographer and graphic designer is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. “Color of Life” is the latest series getting some buzz from the masses.
The installation is based on a single water drop lingering on the tip of various flower petals. Utilizing the art of macro-photography, Bingham is able to share with us images with details that couldn’t normally be seen with the naked eye.
Through the development of her Color of Life series, Bingham has captured something so fleeting and delicate that the artist is making more and more of us slow down and see the roses, and tulips, and daisies…with a droplet of water on their delicate little petals.
By eliminating any background that may compete, each flower petal is its own star in this aquatic balancing act. Whereas, floral photography is sometimes considered simple and ordinary, Bingham’s take makes it a very elegant form of shape and color.
The flowers’ textures are magnified and cropped, further adding to their intensity; and with a
short and blurry depth of field Bingham uses, the end result is an impression of a painter’s stroke.
Only upon close inspection will you be able to see that this is the work of a talented artist giving you much more than you bargained for and delivering an up-close-and-personal view of the secret world of floral photography in the 21st century!” – Susan Jones at Bangstyle