Date: May, 2023
Location: Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Description: This macro photograph of an orange tulip was lensed at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, a world-renowned destination for tulip enthusiasts. Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe’s floral paintings in which she integrated photographic methods such as cropping and close-ups, this image has remarkable clarity, yet an abstract feel. The tulip’s silky texture and sense of movement creates depth and dimensionality, along with an emotional quality. As the viewer’s gaze moves toward the center, the focus shifts to the delicate filaments and stamen, each with their own unique textures. In extreme closeup, aspects of the tulip otherwise unseen with the naked eye, makes the image that much more captivating. As a fine art print, this is a stunning addition to any wall, bringing the beauty of spring indoors to enjoy all year round.