I get lots of inquiries asking if certain flowers are available to purchase as prints and just wanted to explain my response on here... As I’ve mentioned before, these are not photographs taken with a camera. I scan the flowers at high resolution then digitally paint them. I usually do a small version, just for internet, to help me decide which ones to develop into large scale prints as it is impossible to do them all. Each print that I produce is a massive investment in time as they take upwards of 100 hours each to complete. I basically use the raw scan as a foundation and repaint the entire thing. Why? Because, when you scan at high resolution you invariably pick up a lot of dust and stuff too. It’s not visible to the naked eye but once you magnify it to a 5ft print that dust becomes distracting and the simpler the composition, the more of a distraction it becomes. Also, I like the freedom of expression it gives me to work in this way. I can decide what details are kept and enhanced and erase the others. I work backwards compared to traditional photographers who painstakingly set up their lighting before the shot. Mine is painted in post production. Second pic shows a little close up of some of the detail from a completed piece.