Four years ago I was looking for a unique way to capture flowers. I came across the work of Japanese artist Makoto Azuma. His work inspired us to experiment with flowers frozen in ice.

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pusheen buttercup 2 weeks ago

did they kill the flowers? or was it part of their necessary pruning...? already used floral arrangement? I won't flip my lid over the occasional arrangement, but if you do it every day for a job- of course this might have been a short term project...

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When we froze the flowers every arrangement reacted differently. As it froze, bubbles formed at random. After a few days of experimentation, we dropped some ice blocks into a swimming pool and were mesmerized by the results. When immersed in water, the ice cracked and created a totally unique canvas. Within the process of freezing and thawing, strange and exciting things happened.

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Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

Looks like a pattern from a regional skirt.

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Joannie Goulet 1 week ago

More tropical hibiscus! Beautiful.

Since then I have photographed hundreds of arrangements in ice. My girlfriend and I would collect flowers from local gardens and hedges, arrange them in plastic containers and freeze them overnight. The flowers were then photographed at dawn in the nearest pool, mountain stream or container.

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Joannie Goulet 1 week ago

California poppies! I love them!

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We love the way how every ice block reacts differently to being dropped in water and how the trapped bubbles create drama. But why ice? I find it fascinating that ice can preserve something and at the same time also enhance or distort the beauty of it. For a few fleeting moments, we are treated to this preserved beauty, the past encapsulated perfectly, before the ice melts and flowers wilt.

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juice 2 weeks ago

i actually love this

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

How beautiful!! Favorite so far <3

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Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

Is this what you wished to get?

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Tharien Smith 2 weeks ago

Hot stuff

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反社会的 2 weeks ago

Trumpet-like flowers

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Tharien Smith 2 weeks ago

My favourite

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Tharien Smith 2 weeks ago

Piele

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Maybeitsraining 2 weeks ago

It's like Elsa came past and froze time, beautiful

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NanZ 2 weeks ago

These are so cool!

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Tharien Smith 2 weeks ago

Mellow yellow

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NanZ 2 weeks ago

Love this one

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Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

Without gloves! Brave!

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

Love these types of flowers

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

Such a vibrant red!!!

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

All equally pretty colors put together make it just so stunning

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

What a nice arrangement of flowers

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Lady Marmalade 2 weeks ago

Thorny but pretty

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Jack Lambrecht 2 weeks ago

this is pretty!

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