Sorry, no chocolates this year, just a few of my favorite images from my ‘Flowers in Oil’ series
I had been encouraged to shoot black roses by a colleague for quite some time. When I finally got around to it, I wasn’t liking the quality of flowers or my concept. Frustrated, I went in a completely different direction, drenching all the flowers in the used engine oil from a diesel truck.
One would think that the delicate petals would succumb to the oil, but in fact, the results were stunning. Details and depth were accentuated. Glassy highlights were the result of the viscous oil ‘hanging’ onto the petals. By the end of week long project, I had my fill of oil….which was everywhere!