Since 2007, I’ve tried to photograph one of the annual amaryllis flowers grown at Weeping Ash. Each year I’ve tried to take a different approach and this year it was the faded, wilted blooms that struck me as worthy of recording.
Part of the ‘Memoria Vitae’ series
I originally started the Memoria Vitae series five years ago, with this image. The purpose being to record those things that have special meaning to me, though various connections, but which may seem insignificant to others.
Homage to Edward Weston
Below, the original 1927 image, by Edward Weston.
Edward Weston’s image made in 1927.
Wells Cathedral, the scissor arch
I had a request from a friend for a print of this image, which had never been printed previously. Rather than using a negative scan and inkjet, I made the print conventionally, printing the full negative area. This is a scan of the 12×16″ print.
The story behind this image is documented on my Flickr page and I reproduce that content here. It forms part of my occasional revisiting of locations photographed by Edwin Smith, although when this photograph was taken (1999) that project had not been conceived. Continue reading