Anne Darling Photography

Flower Image Gallery 2

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This is the second flower image gallery taken from photographs I made while I was artist-in-residence in Pont Aven in France, a thriving artists' town in the Brittany region where the famous painters Gauguin and Serusier lived and work for many years. Brittany is a magical place and Pont Aven is a mini-paradise for art lovers.

In summer, there are are over 100 galleries to visit, with painters, photographers, glass-blowers and other artisans from all over the world showing their work. This is particlarly astonishing when you realise that Pont Aven is a small town of just 3,000 inhabitants.

Many of the artists come just for the summer season as Pont Aven attracts so many visitors. It is situated on an estuary and has wonderful woodlands and beaches nearby - add in great weather and it is idyllic to say the least... (more below).

cally lily photo magnolia grandiflora photo white rose photo pink rose photo poppy photo poppy photo hydrangea photo macro flower photo white lily macro flower photo orange lily macro flower photo stargazer lily macro flower photo lily tiger lily macro photo macro flower photo yellow lily sunflower photo two sunflowers photo

The residency lasted two months but was extended for an extra month with money awarded by the Scottish Executive so that I could complete the photographic work I had started. I spent most of my time in a wonderful botanical garden near Pont Aven called Les Jardins de Rospico. Most of the time I was on my knees, with a macro lens on my camera, in close dialogue with poppies, lilies, and other beautiful flowers.

book of flower photographs and love poems

The photographs I made at that time formed an exhibition which was shown in the gallery space of the Comité Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne in Paris the following year. Some of these photos were enlarged and exhibited out of doors at Les Jardins de Rospico. As you can see from the image to the left, I also created a book containing many of the images to accompany the exquisite love poems of writer and editor John Hudson. Click the image to see a 15-page flip-page preview.

I hope you enjoy looking at the selection of photos I've chosen for this flower image gallery which I think conveys why I love macro photography. Just click on any of above thumbnails to launch the slideshow. For more information including how to purchase a print for a particular photograph, click the caption from within the slideshow.


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