So far I’ve been working on an idea of producing a series of portraits taken using an Infra-red camera (a converted Nikon D80). I’ve been looking mainly at the work of Richard Avedon and David Bailey, two photographers whose work I really like.

But nothing is screaming out at me as an inspiration.

Looking through some of my books in the early hours of this morning, I stumbled across the work of Gérald Du Cimetière (an alias of John Aldus) in which he placed a vase of flowers in different locations. Each location was somewhere you wouldn’t necessarily imagine the flowers to be.

Some flowers at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978 - 1997

Some flowers at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978 – 1997

This amused me and has got me thinking… Perhaps produce a series of images like this, but based in small cupboard/storage rooms, stairwells and other places you might not expect to see a flower. I would try and keep to the same vase and type of flower.

Initial idea – A thin glass vase and a large orange gerbera. Photo to be in B&W except for the flower.