it’s time when the Magnolia Grandiflora is in full bloom.
we are so lucky to be a witness. the way this flower seems to always glow is no mistake, there is an essence to this flower that is extraordinary.
this will be the first year I don’t go home to see these beautiful flowers in my mother’s backyard. this year, I hope I’m getting to go home for the autumn colored leaves
i also am not really photographing any magnolia flowers this year. For the past, i don’t know maybe 5 years, I have taken so many photographs of these lovely things.
I am just going to work in the darkroom with the film I already have, perfecting prints.
this image is from 4 years ago or so, originally digital for a cyanotype. from my cycles series . . . negative on OHP film . . .
this is a contact print on Ilford matte fiber paper
mary ann’s magnolia