I am itching to play with flowers again soon, especially flowers from my garden. I let these tulips from last spring’s garden wither a little before photographing them. Inspired by Frida Kahlo quote I knew I had to capture their final moment before they died.
“His constellation of favored themes is distinct: maps, landscapes, windows, still life, interiors, fog, the seaside, the objects in artists’ studios, peopled obscured in some way..” I love this line from Tegu Cole’s New York Times article about the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri. I often ask myself, “what kind of photographer do you want to be when you grow up?” The problem with this question is its limits. I don’t, nor have I ever only photographed one type of thing. Immediately, I reflected on my distinct themes feeling a deep urge to bring them to higher resolution in my mind and not feel shy about diligently pursuing them, adding to my constellation. Childhood, flowers, still life, the seaside, artist studios, and interiors.
Photography by Natalie Pigliacampo
I spent a quiet morning at Kapalua Bay on Saturday. I am always up hours before anyone anywhere I travel. Transport me to Iceland or Maui, and I am generally up around 4 am local time. I used to think that this habit of early rising began because of babies, but now I know it is because I am a photographer. My heart and mind always think about the light and want to be the first to greet it wherever I am.