Clarity and Hope

By Steve Bennett | November 1, 2020

These days, botanical photography has become my escape hatch—a brief respite from the toxic miasma that’s seeping into every nook and cranny of our lives.

I’m fortunate in many ways, and living near the wonderful greenhouse at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge, Massachusetts is another item on my gratitude list (the Pemberton grocery store, our go-to shop for most of our food, is another).  The greenhouse has provided me with an array of subjects for my photo art and passion.

When I compose and process these botanical images, I’m generally guided by my sense of aesthetics and my emotional/visceral response to them. This photo of Cyclamen speaks to me on a metaphorical level as well…a regression from clarity and hope to ambiguity and despair. I’m a realist, but I still hang onto clarity and hope.



Copyright © 2020 Steve Bennett
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  1. stanley Sagov on November 3, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    flowers often feel so much more beautiful and subtly varied when I view them through a camera..;)

    • Steve Bennett on November 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      Yes,I find that to be true, too. Thanks for commenting.

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