We had some roses in the house that were ready for the bin, so thought I'd take some snaps and make a little project out of 'em.
I grabbed my little Fuji X70 and a Godox TT600 flash, stuck 'em on the kitchen table with a black blanket for a backdrop (I couldn't be bothered to set up the studio backdrop) and clicked away.
I love the intricate patterns of rose petals. There's something satisfying in the way they spiral out - probably why people have been getting them tattooed for nearly a hundred years.
Roses are also pretty symbolic - with supposed meanings ranging from love and hope, to immortality, strength and death. There's even a numerology association tied to the budding petals.
I like to thing of a rose as a bit of stubborn beauty. It still manages to look good even as it withers and dies. Standing defiant to the very end. And even after death, those thorns are still there to get you...
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.