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Dandelion seed photographs of a puffball black and white photograph
Dandelion seed photograph in black and white fine art photograph
Dandelion seed photograph in black and white

Dandelion seed photographs

This blog post features black and white dandelion seed photographs. Sadly the dandelion puffballs were fast to disintegrate and fall apart on their journey to the photography studio.

I stumbled across an article written by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association called, ‘Ten Things You Might Not Know About Dandelions.’ Which I found interesting, and in particular this paragraph below made me smile.

As I have fond childhood memories of blowing the dandelion seeds, and dozens of seeds [fairies I thought they resembled] floating into the air. Indeed, it’s so much fun being a kid!

“ Dandelions are just plain fun. The dandelion seems to be the flower earmarked for children: In park or garden, it’s the only flower a kid can pick without getting into trouble. A child in a field full of dandelions need never run out of things to do: Blowing on dandelion puffballs can tell you if it’s time to go home, how many years until you get married, or how many children you’ll have – and of course, if you catch a flying dandelion seed, you can make a wish.”

The process

The seeds are a challenge to photograph [shoot] as they’re super tiny, and just thinking about them seems to make them move. No fans spinning or aircon to cool the room was possible on this assignment.

With a ton of patience I achieved a few frames that make thought-provoking artworks. I hope you might enjoy them also. For more Dandelion artworks here’s a link to a post with a selection of dandelion puffball black and white pictures.

Subject: Dandelion seeds / experimental works

Style: Fine art

Medium: Photography – digital
Dandelion seed photographs © 2020
Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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