Flowers hold an inherent beauty, serving as a source of inspiration for humanity since time immemorial. Flowers are alive; they tell stories—each petal and stem suggesting a memory, a deep connection, a feeling.
My mother’s love for flowers and ability to create beauty in any space alongside them has shaped who I am. To Bloom is an ode to my mother, utilizing a collection of self-produced photographic floral expressions to explore the delicate mother-daughter relationship and my upbringing through themes of growth, transformation, beauty, and self-reflection.
The creation of this book fostered a new understanding of lighting, form, and 35mm photography and brought the delicate beauty and limitations of flowers themselves into sharper focus. Like flowers, beauty is fleeting. It begs to be captured and admired.