A NEW SERIES BY RYAN BLACKWELL AND NASTASSIA WINGE
“Flowers” was created by RYAN BLACKWELL & NASTASSIA WINGE from the Beyond Photography Collective, in an effort to support their investigation of what ‘Photography’ may be today. “Flowers” portrays an exploration of the merging realms of manual and digital production, opening up the discussion whether ‘Photography’ as we know it is, indeed, dead. The "Flowers" series started with the below image, which was the campaign image for Beyond Photography¹. The aim was to create a simple, yet elegant image that captivated the notion of Post-Production as an art form through dripping flowers. Using one of the most classic aesthetic images of photographic history - flowers-, the artists use their work to make a comment on traditional notions of ‘beauty’ and to create something, which did not exist, or has ever been imagined, before. By working with something real, but then distorting that to something hyper real, “Flowers” represents entities that didn’t exist before that moment in time. Viewing technology as a form of art, “Flowers” serves at the iconic imagery in the artists pursuit of developing a new medium; Image Creation.