Beauty is still the “why” of it

A recent assignment required some roses, half a dozen each of red and white.  In this case each one was hand chosen for it’s beauty.  After photographing them for the ad, I did a few fun, for me.  Because they’re beautiful.

I got into this business of photography because I liked creating images of what struck me as beautiful or dramatic.  Almost all my personal work was and still is of that type.  Unusual lighting, beautiful scenery, flowers or women…  You can see some of the personal stuff at  http://www.jeffbehm.com/p1041445027

After 32 years I still find those kinds of subjects, perhaps just not photographing them quite as often; either because I’ve already done it many times before or, sometimes, just because I want to experience it unfiltered by a lens.  Basically, then, to simply observe.

Like these roses:

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