Still Life - Amateur

The Virgin

Amy Ouderkirk

Honorable Mention

"The Virgin"
Unopened tulip.

Biography: Amy Ouderkirk’s floral portraits are striking studies of beauty and form. Through measured composition and dramatic lighting, Amy brings her subjects to life with a sense of powerful elegance. Her style is unique in her ethereal, detailed, yet minimalist capture. By using a macro lens and stacking the photos (many images combined into one), the viewer is able to explore the complexities and extraordinary details and that are often unappreciated. One can clearly see when viewing her subjects that the works of Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams and Mapplethorpe have all influenced her style of...

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