Recently I was out with my camera and someone asked me "what do you take pictures of?". Thinking about it, I told her the truth : "mostly, I take pictures of flowers ... and out-of-focus pictures of people"
I know that when I get older, others will want to know how the world looked - the buildings and the clothes and the people. I've been trying to take more pictures of human beings. But, the table tops are still my favorite.
On a spring Sunday, I took out my clippers and walked a few blocks to a camellia bush that I pass during my bus ride. The branches were over-flowing with more flowers than they could hold - so many of them had already fallen and were browning on the ground. I tucked away the flat, fragile blooms until my tote bag was filled to the brim. The bush showed no signs of my being there.
The arrangement on my bedside table only lasted a day. But here I always have it, sitting on a cabinet filled with film ... and now, a couple frames of camellias.
(photos) on film with Pentax K1000 (p.s.) more camellias : by Brian Ferry from his show This Is What Was Once All Yours and waxy leaves by Queen of the Carrot Flowers