Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Flowers

If Only Flowers Could Cry...

  • Photographer
    Irina Petrova
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha Nex-6, 1/50 S, 1/60 S, 1/125 S, Iso 400; Godox Tt685s, V850, V860; Zenitar-m 1,7/50, F/8
  • Photo Date

It is always very sad to see the withering of beauty, especially as fleeting as the beauty of flowers, grown with love and sacrificed for another love, today they are welcome, but tomorrow they are thrown into the trash like all unnecessary broken and ugly. If the flowers could know their fate, would they mourn it with their diamond-tears? I found this idea very fascinating. I used some very beautiful cultivated fresh natural flowers, water and speed lights to capture the last tears of this short-lived dying beauty...

Irina Petrova is an internationally published and award winning photographer and artist. She specializes in wild life micro-photography and science fiction inspired installations organically integrating living and artificial entities. A unique feature of her work is she only uses retro manual focus lenses to share the wonders of the world. She has won a substantial number of awards and prizes, including 3 recent awards in BIFA 2020, winner of FEP Awards 2021 Nature Golden Camera and ND Discovery of the Year in category Nature 2019.