Withered Roses in a White Vase

Since the ancient times, people have been using flowers to express their feelings.
Red roses are given to show love and passion. The number of roses also holds a meaning. Two roses means a bond between two lovers, a mutual love.
Three roses represents three words: I love you.
Five roses says I love you very much.
Seven roses means I belong to you.

However, withered roses have different meanings. They are believed as a symbol of old love, something that had happened in the past or that the love is dead.

For myself, the withered roses are roses at their most beautiful. Perhaps because they are at their final appearance.

Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper, dimension of 40 x 60 cm.

This series of photographs was exhibited at Agora Gallery NY in 2016 and displayed at Tokyo International Art Fair in May 2016.

Received Honorable Mention at Moscow Foto Awads and Paris Photo Prize 2015.

© Steven Anggrek