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Like many out there, art director Deborah DeFranco harboured an affinity towards plants from a young age, but her fascination for flowers took on a deeper meaning after a sudden health setback, leading the LA-based DeFranco to produce a series of poignant yet powerful flower portraits, shown in different stages of decay.

Shot with an iPhone, pixels painstakingly reduced and recreated to achieve a pure and painterly effect, DeFranco’s flowers have become artistic representations of her own personal journey. “I witnessed so much beauty and tenderness there, and I wanted to grow into seeing myself with those same eyes,” she states in an interview. “Choosing flowers was a subconscious act of self-portraiture. Where there was once only weeping flowers with broken parts, my new images express the beauty and light I’ve found in myself once again.”

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Deborah DeFranco Floral Portraits
Deborah DeFranco Floral Portraits
Deborah DeFranco Floral Portraits
Deborah DeFranco Floral Portraits
Deborah DeFranco Floral Portraits

Images © Deborah DeFranco / with permission

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