flower power

Take one colorful bloom, and expand into parts, and you have a powerful photograph with a very graphic quality.

Qi WeiGerbera Exploded #1, Qi Wei

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.

Qi WeiChrysanthemum Exploded #1, Qi Wei

“Exploded Flowers” is just one series of photographs that Qi Wei exhibits on his blog. He also has a series titled “Inversion”.

Qi WeiInversion #01, Qi Wei

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.

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