“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
Like most girls, I love flowers. I love having a fresh bouquet of flowers on my desk or around the house because it really helps to brighten up a space. I also love to photograph flowers. A lot of people have this misconception that a good photographer is simply a good photographer. But actually, each photographer has their niche: the one genre or subject that they capture beautifully, and usually it's the one thing that he or she finds the most beauty in. For me, I love to photograph nature. The close-up shot of a bumblebee hovering over a flower, a drop of water that's frozen in time -- seemingly capturing the whole world in the reflection of its tiny orb, the juxtaposition of life budding in the midst of winter or the branches of a plant reaching through the confines of the wire mesh that surrounds it. What is it about the flower or the other life on this earth that captures my eye? For me, it's about what each cycle of life symbolizes, how everything works in harmony, the resilience of that which grows in adversity, the quiet beauty of it all. And much of it unfolds before our eyes, whether we care to see it or not.