8 Flower Photos With Surprising Emotional Pull

Photographer joSon captures soul and beauty in these remarkable flower photos.

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Apricot Parrot Tulip

Apricot Parrot Tulip© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"Which came first...the human need for flowers or the power of the flowers to evoke, enhance and call forth emotions from us through light, color and scent?"

Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"I find existing languages very weak—not sophisticated enough to express our emotions."

Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"Time and again as we struggle to express our innermost emotions, the all-too-human languages we've learned to depend on fail us. A single flower can often fill that void, providing illumination only the heart can understand."

Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"Since they energize themselves by capturing the energy of sunlight, flowers provide a vital link in the chain of life."

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Rose© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"For me, flowers are like chocolate chip cookies for the eyes: when I see them, I can't resist."


Hydrangea© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"Flower are another layer of expression. I ask people why they like one flower over another, and their answers often begin and end with a story. It is like looking at an old photograph: the flower brings back memories."

Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"By taking the flower outside of its natural setting, I wanted viewers to have an intimate experience with nature—its symmetry, its colors and its textures."

Angels Trumpet

Angels Trumpet© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
"Even today in our complex techological world, it is the flowering plants that provide us, directly or indirectly, with nearly all the energy that sustains life."

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Intimate Portraits of Nature

Intimate Portraits of Nature© joSon Fine Art Studio + Gallery
Photographer joSon's life journey is reflected in his work. After spending his teen years preparing to become a monk, he eventually found his calling. You can see the influence of his early years in his work today in a landscape, a portrait of a child or a still life of a flowerflower photos, flower picturesmeditations on the beauty to be found in the simplest of forms.

To see more images, pick up Intimate Portraits of Nature here.

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