Step into the enchanting world of Camellias, where nature’s elegance takes center stage in both flower and art. These exquisite flowering plants, belonging to the Theaceae family, hail from the enchanting landscapes of eastern and southern Asia, inspiring a visual masterpiece captured through my Hasselblad lenses.
In my captivating collection, Camellias are celebrated for their evergreen, glossy leaves and an array of vibrant blossoms. Their petals, meticulously layered in symmetrical perfection, create a visual symphony that’s nothing short of breathtaking. Some Camellia varieties even grace the air with a delicate fragrance, enhancing the sensory delight.
As the seasons change, Camellias burst into bloom, heralding the arrival of late winter or early spring with their radiant blossoms. Some varieties, however, prefer to enchant us in the fall, providing an unexpected and heartwarming spectacle.
But Camellias are more than just garden ornaments; they’re cultural icons. Camellia sinensis, a notable member of the genus, is the tea plant that brings us the aromatic delights of green, black, white, and various other teas.
In this photographic journey, I capture not only the botanical beauty but also the artistic essence of Camellias. Each frame tells a story of nature’s elegance, offering a visual symphony that transcends the garden and becomes an art form.
So, whether you seek a garden adorned with floral perfection, a taste of ancient tea traditions, or simply the visual pleasure of artistry, Camellias offer a world of wonder waiting to be explored. Join me on a journey through the enchanting world of Camellias, where nature’s elegance meets timeless symbolism, and artistry blooms.
Inspired by the flower meadows of my childhood; where I always made the bouquets for my dear mother. At that time, I unconsciously took it for granted that you could find different types of flowers – grass – in a meadow and pick them thoughtlessly. Nowadays it is called „bio-diversity“. Due to the heavy fertilisation of meadows – mostly only grass grows which is mown 2-3-4 times a year – there is basically no space for flowers – for butterflies – for insects. Profit and high yields come first… The urban environment is taking up more and more of the natural meadow habitat; more housing – more parking areas – more industry… Unfortunately, the unspoiled nature on which we all depend is often neglected. When on my botanical journeys I keep coming across (and thank God more and more often) the beautifully flowering meadows, then all the beautiful memories from my childhood come up… The beautiful scents, the warm summer, the buzzing of the bumblebee and the bees, the rustling of the wind, the dance of the flowers, the colourful butterflies; just the beauty of that time. Through my „WILDFLOWER“ photo series, I bring this beauty and this feeling to the wall, so that you can also feel this beauty every time you look at it.