FLOWERS IN TRANSITION BY MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER SUSAN MICHAL.
THE COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS THE LIFE CYCLE THAT FLOWERS TRANSITION THROUGH IN AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR, TEXTURE AND DETAIL. THE IMAGES BEAUTIFULLY SHOWCASE THE DELICATE AND OFTEN MISSED NUANCES OF EACH BLOOM AND ARE SO LIFE LIKE THAT YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE FLOWER AS YOU VIEW THE IMAGES. ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF ONE OF GOD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFTS TO THE EARTH, THE FLOWER, AS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE, THROUGH THE EYES OF SUSAN MICHAL.
I have always loved the amazing and complex beauty of flowers.They speak to me! I can literally spend hours photographing a flower and not know where the time has gone. I especially love the transition a flower goes through during itʼs life. Daily I find myself dropping everything to photograph a flower when I see it change into an interesting
state because I know that ten minutes later it may look completely different.Recognizing that small window of opportunity and having the discipline to act on it, has been key to the success of the flower images.
I am very aware of the short life that flowers have, and have been very interested in photographing them as they transition through the stages of bud to full bloom and
death. As flowers transition through different stages colors change drastically and the textures become intense. Many of my favorite images are of blooms well past their
In the beginning of this project I was more interested in finding unique flowers to photograph, but very quickly I began to experiment with more common flowers and realized that every flower was an incredibly interesting subject to photograph. Some of my favorite images are of flowers I found along the roadside blooming wild, or in my studio garden.
When you look at a flower through the camera lens you see things that you may never have noticed when viewing them with the naked eye. I love the complex textures the intense colors and the unexpected shapes. Some are soft and gentle in their beauty,
some are bold, many are funny and some are just strange, proving that God has an intense sense of humor and a strong imagination.
It is really exciting to be the featured artist on the Cover of this months Arbus magazine
in association with Unity Plaza and the opening of my “Flowers in Transition” show, October 29th at the Trasher Horne Center at St.Johns State College. The show is the official introduction of my Fine Art flower photography to North Florida.
The show will be exhibited in the beautiful Jack Mitchell Gallery located in the Thrasher Horne Center. The show is open to the public during Box office hours. The public meet the artist reception will be October 29th from 7:30 PM until 9PMRead More »
For years I have admired the beautiful wildlife photography of George Lepp and Art Wolfe. They are two of the most well known photographers in their field. Many of you would be surprised to know that I LOVE wildlife photography and my biggest dream trip would be to Africa. I’ll make it there one day. Last night I had the pleasure of dining with these two gentlemen along with Kathy, George’s wife, Greg, the founder of Moab paper and Canon rep Barbara Eden. It was a lovely evening. Tonight I will attend a seminar by Art Wolfe during which he will receive the Life Time Achievement Award.Read More »
Village Dance Center presented The Wizard of Oz for their 2010 recital. My 5 year old great nieces played outstanding “crows”. I have been working with Village Dance for six years and have watched most of these dancers grow up. They did a great job and I could not be prouder of their performance! Have a great summer Village Dancers! Look for an email from Village Dance that will give you info on how to view all of the images from the recital! Keep watch for an email for Village dance telling parents how they can take a look at all of the pictures from the recital.Read More »