Mother of Pearl by Xuebing Du

Xuebing Du is a photographer based in Cupertino and born in China. Her artistic productions focus on diverse elements of the natural world: deserts, gardens, and most frequently, plants and flowers. Xuebing Du explores the beauty of nature by emphasizing texture, light, and color.

“Flowers, are a celebration of love and beauty. I want my flowers to be beautiful, feminine, and otherworldly. I like to capture roses in full bloom, that are opening themselves to the sun. Petals lay in full light, with soft, silky and soothing colors. I concentrate on representing organic forms and smooth textures. Light is essential while creating this body of work: the balance in the light and shade; the transition between light and dark. I want to create a tone that is almost surreal, and illuminated by as strong yet delicate touch of light. Inspired by the use of light in renaissance paintings, I hope to bring pleasure to my viewers.”

Instagram: @xuebing.du