She lay quietly among other flowers. As if unaware of her intense beauty, she humbly shared a crowded stand in a farm. She whispered by my ear and I turned. My eyes were filled with her regal colours as my heart halted. Her glowing face nodded at me.
I indulged myself in the contemplation of her sheer beauty, her intricate face, her lovely petals and her delicate patterns. I wondered whether she was missing the feeling of warm damp soil, the company of foliage and the caress of misty rain.
During my travels in Thailand and Cambodia, I reveled in the extraordinary and fragile beauty of the Orchid. A large-scale illegal trade and other threats decimate their environment. Currently, there are 100 Orchid species listed in status from vulnerable to critically endangered.
I donate all proceeds from the sales of my Orchid photography to: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCNR).
The IUCNR bring together 83 states, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.</p?
Artist statement: My photographs are neither enhanced nor cropped. They represent the true nature and colours of the subjects as captured by the lens. I never lure my animated subjects to come close to me: spontaneity is the key.