I had this idea a few weeks ago and went to the grocery store to find the right flower after looking through my neighborhood and not finding anything good. They were all so expensive, upwards of $30 for the ones I wanted, that I decided I wouldn't do it. I looked everywhere I went for a good enough flower...I needed something shaped enough like a "traditional" flower, and I also wanted one that had a little bulb-like shape on the end to place over the head portion of the subject. I finally went back to the grocery store and found a bunch for $3..much more reasonable :)
When I shot this I managed to get 2 other pictures finished that day, one other being a self-portrait with another flower theme...that one, however, was done clothed and I feel in my gut that it won't work, that any future "flower photos" need to be nude and really go along with the nature/natural theme. We will see!
I've just announced a new workshop being taught with Lindsay Adler in the desert near Los Angeles - Fashion & Fine Art Nudes!
Also, I'm hosting a meetup with Aaron Nace this Saturday in Chicago :)
Model: Olivia Clemens