When photographer Susan Michal turned her studio lights toward flowers, she discovered a muse. She found that controlled lighting of blossoms reveals details in color and texture that are usually overlooked. Michal’s art doesn’t end with skilled lighting. Her painterly eye and an appreciation of the flowers’ ephemeral natures combine to create images that have something to say about beauty and time. Michal highlights each flower’s enduring exquisiteness, even as it changes form, without ever seeming maudlin or clichéd.
Susan Michal’s book, Flowers in Transition collects 150 of her wonderful photographs.
Excerpts from Flowers in Transition by Susan Michal (2017) used with permission. Photography by Susan Michal