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Camellia Japonica

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Camellia Japonica

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Ian Hoskin

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2020

Printed on innova high white matte 320gsm paper using archival inks

Edition of 10

Dimensions: 84.1cm (H) x 84.1cm (W) x 0.2cm (D) / 33.1" (H) x 33.1" (W) x 0.08" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Taken just after the start of the first Lockdown in the UK when I wanted a bit of joy in my life! I had tried photographing a Camellia when it was perfect and for me it just didn't work. By April the Camellias were all starting to turn so I tried again. This time it was right because there was brown fringing to the very edge of the petals and a slightly world weary look to the flower. I loved the pink fleshiness and the variegations running through the petals, still so beautiful despite the onset of ageing.

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Born: 1955

Hometown: London

Based in: London

I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1955. In the mid 70s, having not done at all well at school, I decided to to take time out and go hitch-hiking, I got as far as Afghanistan. Up until that point I had no real interest in taking photographs, but that journey opened my eyes to the possibilities. I returned home, worked for a year, borrowed an old Ilford camera from my Grandfather and went off again. This time I went overland through Europe, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan and on to India and finally Nepal.

On my return from Nepal I went back to education in order to qualify for a place to study Fine Art in Sheffield and graduated in 1981. I worked professionally as a freelance photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing my own photographic projects. Originally I was working with film and print in the darkroom but as the quality of digital improved, I now predominantly use it. Film and print are now reserved for those projects where it really is the best option.

I had the idea to work on a series of Flower Portraits well before the Lockdowns, but during the time when we were all cloistered indoors because of the Pandemic, they provided the perfect subject and I found a real sense of purpose in creating them.


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