“There is a luminosity in the lights and velvet depths to the darks that can take your breath. It is simply not present in the work of any other photographic artist. I have never seen platinum prints I have been so tempted to touch; I want to actually feel those dark, textured leaves, to really enter DeCosse’s garden.”
— John Wood
The Midnight Garden
Flowers that bloom in the night, printed in the historic platinum process.
The flowers in this series open at night or early evening. Some of the blooms will die by early morning; some will stay open for a few hours the next day. Because of the wide gray scale possible with the platinum process, these prints offer delicate detail in the highlights of the flowers and velvety rich darks in the shadows of the leaves.
“Moody and lush, DeCosse’s prints are masterpieces of light and shadow in which a flower’s pristine petals float in translucent beauty above dark, velvety leaves and stems.”
— Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
• A series of eighteen images printed in platinum-palladium in an edition of 30 numbered prints.
• Image size (excluding the black border) is 21" x 16" on 30" x 22" Arches Platine paper.
• Individual prints are available unframed $3500.