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 beautiful flowers frozen in ice.

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pusheen buttercup
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10 months 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 colorful 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 clear ice cracked and created totally unique artworks. Within the process of freezing and thawing, strange and exciting things happened.

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Miss Cris
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10 months ago

Looks like a pattern from a regional skirt.

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Joannie Goulet
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10 months 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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Miss Cris
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10 months ago

I prefer it when we only see the iced part.

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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 and we capture it in beautiful photos.

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juice
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10 months ago

i actually love this

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

How beautiful!! Favorite so far <3

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Miss Cris
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10 months ago

Is this what you wished to get?

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Tharien Smith
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10 months ago

Hot stuff

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反社会的
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10 months ago

Trumpet-like flowers

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Tharien Smith
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10 months ago

My favourite

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Tharien Smith
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10 months ago

Piele

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Maybeitsraining
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10 months ago

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

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NanZ
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10 months ago

These are so cool!

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Tharien Smith
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10 months ago

Mellow yellow

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NanZ
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10 months ago

Love this one

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Miss Cris
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10 months ago

Without gloves! Brave!

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

Love these types of flowers

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

Such a vibrant red!!!

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

All equally pretty colors put together make it just so stunning

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

What a nice arrangement of flowers

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Lady Marmalade
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10 months ago

Thorny but pretty

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Jack Lambrecht
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10 months ago

this is pretty!

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