Shooting Roses

“When words become unclear,”  Ansel Adams said,  “I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Adams is one of the renowned photographers we feature training their cameras on or near roses, real or crafted. Adams created his piece below – Rose and Driftwood –  in 1932.

Diane Arbus, Penelope Tree in the Living Room. 1962. 

John Rawlings. Blossoming Hat. 1944

Henri Cartier-Bresson. 1955

 Ernst Haas. Rose. 1970. Printed 1999. Vogue

Tina Modotti. Roses, Mexico. 1924

Fred Herzog. Bible Reader. 1970

Irving Penn. Rose ‘Blue Moon’. London. 1970

Irving Penn. Rose, Colour Wonder, London. 1970

Vivian Maier. Untitled. Date Unknown

Helmut Newton. Blumarine. 1994.

Written by Elizabeth Newton

Header:  William Klein. Hat + Five Roses. Paris. 1956


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Elizabeth Newton

Elizabeth Newton