Friday, May 18, 2012
Photographer: Rachel Bellinsky
Posted by Maxine Harris
Floral photography is nothing new. Flowers are pretty, detailed, and intricate. They make interesting, attractive and commercial photographs. Therefore it is no surprise that close-up flower shots make a popular addition in many a photographer’s portfolio. However, the floral photography by Rachel Bellinsky offers something more than “pretty”. Rachel doesn’t rest on the intricate features of the flower to make her photograph. Rather, she uses light and angles to take what might be thought of as a “one-dimensional photograph”, and turns it into a “multi dimensional photograph”.
This photograph is entitled ‘On Our Way Out’, representing the decay of the daisy. Rachel’s use of blurring and extreme focus in this shot also represents this feeling of decay, as the daisies in the background work their way “out” of the photograph. Not only this, but Rachel’s blurring technique achieves a sense of ethereality and fantasy within all of her photography. She creates a world which fairies and other magical creatures could easily inhabit, combining effortlessly into the photograph.
As I’ve mentioned before, Rachel’s photography is more than just “pretty”. She creates a world, a fantasy behind the photographs, which makes them so much more than just another photograph of a flower.