I never meant for this to become an affair...But as our travels unfolded, with the common thread of beautiful flowers across the globe...A floral affair unfolded.
Flowers have been at the core of my design work, by way of fresh or fake. Thru decorative wallpapers, fabrics, art or hand-printed floral embellishments.
So...I always knew one day I would create a book dedicated to just flowers.
While I easily could have stayed in Los Angeles to the photograph the book I decided to get outside of my comfort zone and create a journey of the unexpected that comes along with traveling.
My starting point was to bring UK based, Annabelle Daughtry on board. She became our anchor. Arranging planes, trains, automobiles, accommodations and every big and little detail in between. She lead the way with her beautiful eye and calming energy. Handling the laughter, tears, sick days and drama in stride.
Amy Neunsinger, my beloved photographer signed up for the challenge. Knowing our accommodations and form of travel would be on the scale of modest, to charming and exquisite. With her hefty camera equipment as consolidated as possible, the help of her teenage sons; Jackson and August (our hired muscles) we set on our way from Los Angeles, to France, to Norway and then on to England.
I am thrilled with the end results! We had beautiful subjects in gorgeous settings with exra ordinary hosts along the way. There is a story to be told, which I believe I captured well in my book. The lessons of flowers, patience, getting comfortable with the unknown and finally gratitude for the complete experience.
I hope you enjoy the visual experience, along with the story telling...An affair to remember.
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