This is a photo of the peony I got from Elvira. I love shooting flowers that I get from my friends and loved ones. In doing so, I seek to preserve the memory of that happy moment of reception that carries within it a sense of love, respect, and intimacy with the person who gave me the flower. With the way I shoot and the lighting, I want to achieve the timeless beauty of a flower that never withers. To emphasize the delicate structure of the petals I photographed them through the water.
Author: Maja Strgar Kurecic is a fine art photographer and an Associate Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has been involved in photography for over 25 years. At the beginning of her career, Maja engaged mostly in advertising and reportage photography. The last few years she devoted to projects that fall within the field of abstract photography. She earned international recognition for her recent projects Other Worlds and Escape Landscapes that won many international awards (Winner in Abstract category at the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018, the 1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category at the ND Photography Awards 2019, Abstract Photographer Of The Year at the Minimalist Photography Awards 2019, etc.) Last year she started to work on a new project Floating Garden combining her two favorite motives: nature and abstraction.