Withered Roses in a White Vase

Since the ancient times, people have been using flowers to express their feelings.

Red roses are given to show love and passion. The number of roses also holds a meaning. Two roses means a bond between two lovers, a mutual love. Three roses represents three words: I love you. Five roses says I love you very much. Seven roses means I belong to you.

However, withered roses have different meanings. They are believed as a symbol of old love, something that had happened in the past or that the love is dead.

For myself, these withered roses are at their most beautiful. Perhaps because they are withered.

This series of photographs was a part of group exhibition Fragmented Reality at Agora Gallery New York, February - March 2016, and displayed at Tokyo International Art Fair, May 2016.

Received Honorable Mention at Moscow Foto Awads and Paris Photo Prize 2015.

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper, dimension of 45 x 60 cm. Limited edition of 10 prints. Numbered and signed.

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