Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Flowers

In Memory of Beauty

  • Photographer
    Julia Lazumirska
  • Technical Info
    Nikon 610
  • Photo Date
    2019

I sang this visual lullaby for the last time to my favorite orchid. This graceful plant delighted me with its beauty and fragility. However, one day something went wrong and she decided to die. I tried to save her, but everything I did was unsuccessful. Then I took the camera and inspired by the abstract painting of Georgia O'Keeffe, I decided to preserve her memory in the form of beautiful portraits. Light sadness has turned to humility. I know that now this tender flower has beautiful dreams.

Julia Lazumirska (b. 1981, Ukraine) is a lens-based artist from Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied Fine art Photography at Kyiv Photography School. Her practice is focused on non-judgmental observation of own inner world and interpretation this experience through found images in nature, flowers, gestures and body of people. Her works appear at the intersection of reality and emotional sensations in the process of self-determination and self-awareness. The main theme she explores is human existence and ¬ęthe new spirituality¬Ľ.