£95. Open Edition.
Paper size: 19 x 13 in (483 x 329 mm). Print size (approx): 17 x 8.5 in (430 x 220 mm).
Dimensions include border for easy framing.
Hand-printed and signed by David Travis.
260gsm smooth satin photo paper reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms.
In this collection, I'm creating diptychs that show a plant alongside an idealised view of its flower. I create the mandala using post processing software. It takes some trial and error to find the projection that works best for each flower.
To simplify the composition, I shot the original picture under studio conditions using artificial light and with a seamless black backdrop.
This particular image shows a Helleborus purpurascens, commonly know as a hellebore.
Canon EOS 5D Mk III with EF100mm f/2.8L lens. 1/160 sec, f/18, ISO 100