An exclusive collection by photographer Richard Fischer
Our Earth abounds with living creatures. Yet we often forget that plants are living creatures as well,
just like animals and, of course, human beings. Here too, there is conception, birth,
nurturing, growth, and finally maturity over a period of time.
All living organisms have unique life cycles, their own time frames, in life, as well as in death.
Mankind is hardly cognizant of the fact that „the rhythm of life“ is a relative factor. All creatures on our planet
follow their own tessellation according to their specific, unique evolutionary process.
Richard Fischer celebrates the dignified development of flora, by freezing decaying processes with
imagery in a way that truly is very special – a spectacular approach, never attempted before.
For the artist it is clear that, „there is beauty in all stages of life, including the process of fading away,
so often simply defined as dying. We need to learn, recognize, and understand, so we can respect and finally let go.
Reverence does not end before death occurs, rather continues through all stages of existence.“
Life and death are not two entities, but morph into one – as each is dependent on the other.
Documenting extinction therefore is just as natural as photographing life.
Art is a form of expression, a creative approach to understanding. Intervening through transformation
and by employing state of the art photographic methods define Richard´s interpretation. As you scroll through the following images,
let yourself be immersed and experience sensations that certainly can have a long-lasting affect
on your understanding and approach towards this delicate issue.
Dying Divas is not only a fascinating depiction of life´s final chapter, but also a tribute to an end. An end that is not an end
in the absolute sense, for it hopefully allows the viewer to enter a mesmerizing, intricate world by creating
lasting memories through very personal, visually riveting impressions. In due time, new images will be added,
whenever Richard is able to realize his definitive, extraordinary view, and whenever flora
extend a personal invitation to him to record their particular singularity in time.