The temporal nature of a good bloom is in many ways one of it’s most enticing charactersitics - you know when you get a glimpse up close of an unfurled flower in all it’s glory that it’s time on this earth is inherently limited. At their most powerful, flowers give us the chance to pause and ponder the fleeting nature of beauty (seen through the beauty of nature!).
Luckily, the universal allure of flowers mean that they pop up all over the place in more lasting mediums: here we salute some of the individual stems to have secured their place in history, thanks to the unwavering gaze of a camera lens.
Billie Holiday with white gardenia in her hair