All images by Claire Droppert. Used with permission
Photographer Claire Droppert has continued her work in the Gravity series. First, she debuted on Behance her awesome Sand Creatures, which were all created in-camera. Most recently though, she debuted Flower Power. This project is a lot more about the use of color–which many photographers believe needs to be used very carefully in the creation of images. In fact, Claire says that she was very careful about the use by contrasting specific colors against the blue sky.
But most of all, Claire found a way to make the ordinary flower photo look fun!
Phoblographer: Where did the inspiration for this series come from?
Claire: The inspiration for this series comes from the follow up to my Sand Creatures series, which form part of my Gravity project. With this series, I deliberately focused on the flower fields of the Netherlands (my homeland), because I’m fascinated to see so many colorful flowers, that last for such a short time. After coming to flower and displaying a range of colors, the flowers are all chopped. They are grown primarily for their bulb. I tried to capture the flowers during their short period of blooming to see them in full power, capturing the moment and simulating them being chopped.
Phoblographer: It seems that you were very deliberate about the use of colors here, why?
Claire: I think the contrasting blue sky and the bright colors make for a great contrast and unique mood. I have tried to vary the different flowers types and combine them with the colors that were evident in the fields. It makes for a wonderful sight.
Phoblographer: What are you trying to creatively express in this series?
Claire: Within my Gravity project, I am capturing the earth’s different elements and attempting to make them stand out in their natural surroundings, continually using moments of zero gravity. After my Sand Creatures series, which formed the first part of my project, I wanted to show the power of a living organic, nature element that in my eyes encapsulates happiness. The combination of earth, wind and flowers created a perfect form of synergy.