/ 2017 / Nature / Flowers

Floral Reflections

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Elizabeth Panzer, United States

I am a photographer. I work with a scanner. Objects change once they are scanned. Their
three-dimensionality is transformed in a way that inspires me to see them as dynamic
compositional elements. In this form, they are easily manipulated to become building
blocks. The final image is constructed of up to 15 layers to make a unique whole.

This series is an exploration of texture and density. It features flowers from my home and
garden. As I create the image, I work to amplify the movement suggested by the shape of
the individual cuttings. Ordinary flowers shown larger than life bring the tactile nature
of each leaf and petal to the forefront. Depth, often non-literal, is created through the
variations in transparency and dissolution of focus. My images invite the viewer into a
private world, populated with beautiful images,