I mean this with all my heart after I just deleted all my photographs on Instagram this morning .
As you all know, photography is an integral part of my soul, but for the life of me, I absolutely detest floral photography and have little respect for people who photograph just flowers. It is a betrayal of the essence of photography and does the flower(s) a great injustice. They belong in nature, and if need be, from time to time in a vase but not a photograph.
Flower photography is for cowards and bored people who have run out of inspiration or are incapable of photographing people, scenes, situations and the rest of life.
What has brought on this rage? Instagram, Facebook and all the photography platforms around the globe who flood the web with flower and petals. If it isn’t tulips, daffodils, and cherry blossoms in the spring, then it is bloody roses, sunflowers and dahlias in the summer and autumn. It is nauseating and infuriating. I am sick and tired of it, not to mention absolutely disgusted.
A photograph of a flower carries no message, tells no story (I’m sorry, no it doesn’t, no matter how hard the story or sexual undertone is forced upon it), insinuates no aroma, and certainly doesn’t tickle the imagination. So what is the point?