As I walk on the streets and parks, my gaze constantly searches for leaves, flowers and seeds of different shapes, colors and textures. I find beauty in the small details and eternalize it with my photography.
This seed, opened and exposed inside, of a magnificent golden color, refers in its form and color to a golden egg. It makes us wonder what possible plant will come from it. Something that is absolutely simple or so dazzling that it will fascinate us?
Author: Ulla von Czékus (Salvador, BA, Brazil). Fascinated by plants, as long as she remembers, she has inherited her mother's passion, and developed an intrinsic relationship with photography as a child, influenced by her father – photographer by hobby, who loved to record family moments. For 30 years, she worked in the intense and stressful corporate world, when in 2017, during a process of slowing down and reconstructing the long lost sensitivity, she turned her gaze to the appreciation of beauty. Then, she united her two passions, resulting in a macrophotographic investigation that records each phase, from resplendence to senescence, of the observed object. Exploring and discovering unusual textures, colors and shapes in seeds, leaves, flowers and trees that suggest a reflection, as a visual metaphor, for the temporality and impermanence of human life.
With a scientific and poetic look, she participated in the last two editions of Agosto das Artes, in 2018 and 2019, both at Palacete das Artes, in Salvador (BA, Brazil). She also received three awards through the Botanicals Art Competition and Patterns Art Competition in 2019.