Beauties End

An exclusive collection of Dying Divas

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DYING DIVAS

Plants are living creatures, 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, in life 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.

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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.

Through his empathic photography,
Fischer has given flowers a voice,
letting them tell their very personal story.

The perspicuous 'Ambassador of Flowers' has
finally given these precious living things the
dignity such fragile beauty deserves.

Bare Essentials Journal, Australia