This image of a dead flower in a vase was made in a one bedroom apartment in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. The vase is placed on a round dining table that I made myself. On that table we shared our food, wine, music and laughter with many friends, family, neighborhood kids and itinerant musicians into the early morning hours. More often than not, there were flowers on the table and sometimes they remained there long after having “peaked”.
I used Tungsten lighting with daylight balanced film and push processed the film a couple of stops to achieve a painterly look. The exposure was probably around f/4. The Daliesque effect was accomplished by waiting for just the right amount of wilt.
Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, 50mm Minolta lens, Kodak Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency film, Slik Tripod.