A collection of paired flower photographs by a published author in another category, transformed through the process of solarisation, by esteemed art photographer, Brad Oliphant.
Brad Oliphant is well-known in the fashion industry, where he worked for twelve years, with his photographic work featured by Dolce & Gabbana, Marie Claire, Ink, Flick, La Estetica, and Zink.
In the autumn of 2014 the author released an illustrated keepsake book, Lessons in Love from A Course in Miracles (Sterling Ethos) that has given him great traction and exposure to wide audiences.
The production values of this book make it an incredible gift for all of the spring holiday tie-ins (Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation)
The foreword writer, Russell Hart, is the esteemed Executive Editor of American Photo magazine and his endorsement is very meaningful in terms of putting this first time illustrated art book author in context for the reader/consumer.
"The results are published in the beautiful Enlightened Blooms (Glitterati Incorporated), a book which presents a highly saturated, almost neon vision of flowers, as though seen through an acid-trip lens. Published by Glitterati whose highly original books are produced absolutely impeccably, this is definitely one for the Jean-Michel Frank coffee table... put it beside Man Ray Portraits." - Christies.com
In this exquisite collection of fine art photography, Brad Oliphant presents a distinctive new body of work - pairs of flower images transformed through the process of solarisation. Moving beyond the pastel palette of traditional flower photography, Oliphant has imbued these blooms with exuberant colour, breathing new life into a time-honoured subject matter. Side by side in stunning symmetry, these flowers are radiant - their glowing silhouettes, silver hues, and spectacularly distorted colours reminiscent of expressionist paintings.
In an increasingly fast-paced world, the "Enlightened Blooms" encourages us to pause and pay attention to the beauty that surrounds us. While paying homage to a subject matter rich with symbolic and cultural significance, Oliphant makes us feel as if we are seeing flowers for the very first time. In their transformed states, these flowers beg to be lingered over, their forms contemplated, their very existence revered as a miraculous gift.
Publisher: Glitterati Inc
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 1529 g
Dimensions: 260 x 315 x 23 mm