Friday, November 12, 2010


I've been into photography since I was very young. I'm always the person standing in the background with a camera. Anyways, I've recently gotten some questions on the meaning behind this photo so I thought I should explain it.
At my old house, I would walk by these red and white flowers every day to get to my car. I thought they were very elegant-looking so I decided to take pictures of them one day after it had rained.
The rain had mostly destroyed the red flowers but the white ones were still standing, though they were missing a few petals. I witnessed the falling of the last red petal while I was taking pictures and that gave me an idea.
I took a single red petal and placed it with the white flower to create fantastic colour contrast and, having an artists mind, I immediatley took a picture and thought "Symbolism!"
Though the red petal didnt naturally grow from the white flower, it looked beautiful and bold surrounded by the gentility of white. It gave it a feeling of individuality and difference without making it look outcast or unwanted.
I titled the photo "Adopted" because I thought the photo represented the security of having a family during tough times, even though they may not be blood-related, of the same ethnicity, or any other differences that can occur.
People can look at that picture and think "Oh, its just some flowers." or they can look into the deeper meaning behind it and see the photographers hidden world.
Do you see it now?

1 comment:

  1. Emily, I love the photo and I think your explanation of its rationale helps to explain the considerable thought and feeling which went into its creation. Brilliant shot and great conception.
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    Cheers and best wishes James.