Using the techniques of traditional color photography, I create abstract images of flowers in reconstructed settings. Selecting blooms from my own garden, I design imaginary pools and otherworldly gardens uisng natural light, a macro lens, shells, ceramics and especially water. My camera is a vintage 1970’s all-manual Canon FTb. I use Fuji Reala film for its exceptional ability to capture the vibrant colors of my compositions. My images do not involve the use of any photographic special effects, hand coloring or computer/digital manipulation. I strive to imbue my photographs with painterly qualities and a sense of mystery and enchantment.