This series is about the form and surface of the natural world, as realized through light and shadow. It is through this exploration of abstraction that I find the sculptural beauty in the natural world.
I am inspired by Edward Weston's modernist style and his passion love of nature and form in his still lifes. My photograph of the lotus seed pod is all about the sculpture form and texture.
Robert Mapplethrope's flowers and still lifes of timeless elegence. Arranged with his sense of balance and meticulously lit. My photos of the Cally Lillies were shot with a balance of natural light and shade.
Imogen Cunningham's plant photographs of Agave, Aloe, Amaryllis, Banana Plants, Lilies and Calla buds and leaves.
All Photos Copyright Francesca Scalpi