Take one colorful bloom, and expand into parts, and you have a powerful photograph with a very graphic quality.
The artist notes:
“…what is interesting to me is how much more expanded some flowers can get when they are disassembled – the relative surface area to size of a rose is so much greater compared to a larger flower like the sunflower.” -Qi Wei
Because he captures the image immediately after disassembling, the colors and textures are fresh.
“Exploded Flowers” is just one series of photographs that Qi Wei exhibits on his blog. He also has a series titled “Inversion”.
I love my computer and my Adobe graphic programs, so I do enjoy when artists employ computer arts to expand their craft. Photoshop offers a way to take photographs a step further, or sideways, or upside down. In Inversion #01, he took a long exposure at night, converted the image to black and white, and then inverted it in Photoshop.