This weekend I visited the flower markets on Avenue Road. As usual, I was overwhelmed by the roses, and although I was drawn to a few bunches of creamy roses with hints of bright pink along the petal edges, I chose as many white roses as seemed reasonable. They opened up so beautifully over the sunshine-filled days that followed, and I got carried away with taking photos of them using my Instax cameras (including the close-up lens I have for the Instax Mini, as well as some pink filters that I found). I don’t have flowers at home as often as I’d like to have them, and I have to document their sadly, tragically short lives (also, I was procrastinating cleaning my apartment, so there was that as well).
The flash, the colour and texture of the roses, and the hazy manner in which these sorts of photos scan combined to make them look ghost-like and so very far from perfect, qualities I am so fond of in flower photos.
PS: Thank you all so, so much for your sweet comments on the redesign (I started to reply to each comment, but this seems far more efficient than a string of “Thank you”s)! I really did not expect such a reaction, because the change was so simple and straightforward—but I suppose that is the magic of good design: it appears effortless, invisible. And I fully expect that it will not be attractive to some people, but it’s all good. Thanks again, Kate.
PPS: The Dreamlife of Angels is a movie that I saw in a cinema on the day that it was released here in 1998, one that I keep meaning to re-watch.