Tokyo Flowers


« I am not sure I can explain why I shot those flowers in April 2011.

I am usually interested in people and fashion.

Why did I choose to photograph the inanimate metaphor of life and death ?

I  realised flowers have human characteristics. The environnment under which they grow influences how they turn out.

For me, the cotton floating around them reflects that daily personal paradox: my ultra-sweet  life in Tokyo and the everyday unseen radioactive threat .

 It seems that with this project I may have moved away from my usual depictions of the human form to a symbolic représentation. »

Vanessa Victoria Franklin

Tokyo, April 2011