Most women appreciate receiving flowers, especially moms if given by their partners or children. For Mother's Day, we're sharing these dainty photos of disassembled buds and blossoms by self-taught photographer, Fong Qi Wei. We hope these flowers bring delight to all the lovely ladies and marvelous mothers!
Using his Leica M9 with 50mm and 90mm lenses, Singapore-based Qi Wei captured the radial symmetry and individual floral components of a bouquet of flowers by disassembling them.
“The act of disassembly (I hesitate to use the term dissection because this series is not meant to be a scientific treatise) lays bare the various shapes and textures of the flowers, and 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. As a medium that captures a moment in time, the use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in the moment of full bloom, and at the same time let you have a different appreciation of their beauty.”
If you’ve decided to get your mum flowers this Mother’s Day, this might be a good analogue project to try out once the flowers start wilting. Of course, you have to ask your mother’s permission before you start tearing the blooms apart. Although, even when disintegrated and rearranged, the petals and pistils are still a sight to behold.