|Notes on HOT HOUSE||view bio|
“Everything manmade references nature,” Torkil Gudnason says. “We are looking at what we came from thousands of years ago.” The fashion photographer uses exaggerated lighting and colored filters to amplify the verdant fragility of the flowers and plants he photographs. “They change and evolve. Not one moment is the same. Sometimes they start to die and sometimes they begin to live.” The resulting images celebrate nature’s endless permutations, evoking millennia of evolution in the curvature of a single stem.