Macro photographs are extreme close-ups taken with a special lens with a very short focal length. Regardless of common or uncommon subject matter, using a macro lens is a bit like being an explorer. As if the photographer had taken the pictures with a microscope, tiny details not otherwise visible come into clarity.
Greg, having a special interest in botany, particularly enjoys taking macro flower photos. Through the creative use of framing, angles and lighting, his macro flower series is bursting with personality. Consequently, we’ve taken to calling it his ‘flower portrait series’. Each photo feels like visual description of each flower’s disposition. Even the same species can seem like totally different personifications: “Prickly Poppy 1” feels flamboyant and sincere, whereas “Prickly Poppy 2” feels youthful and kind.
Flowers aren’t Greg’s only macro subjects. Other flora and insects are also favorites. Personally, I could do with fewer spider photos. I find them beautifully terrifying. Art is in the eye of the beholder of course, tell us your interpretations by commenting at the bottom of the page!
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