The Exploded Flowers of Fong Qi Wei

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Photographer Fong Qi Wei transforms flowers simply by dismantling them.  Her series Exploded Flowers captures a variety of flowers picked apart petal by petal then carefully arranged.  The meticulously arrayed petals closely resemble mandalas or celestial bodies.  Each composition underscores the unbelievable symmetry packed into often small flowers.  However, there is also subtle medical atmosphere to the photographs, as if they were autopsied flowers or like pinned butterflies.  Her series has garnered her some awards including 2nd place in the International Photography Awards’ Nature category.       [via]

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