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Photo taken by first-time contributor Katarina, a woman born in 1965 in a small town called Uddevalla, on the west-coast of Sweden. Katarina has been challenged with both mental and physical illnesses since an early age, including bipolar disorder. Being an introvert, art became a good way for her to communicate her feelings in a safe way. Her medium of choice has changed over the course of the years, from watercolor to photography and back again. When Katarina discovered photography in her teens, she also discovered an important tool for healing. Today she challenges the darkness from the bipolar depression that lurks in the background with light and color. Katarina’s goal is to create inspiring, beautiful art that can affect the lives of others. She gets most of her inspiration from nature. She chooses to work mainly with flowers because she finds them to be a fantastic playground for her creative mind with their colors and shapes. Katarina doesn’t use Photoshop to create her style, she works intuitively with her Canon EOS 5D Mark III and macro objective Canon EF 100/2,8 L IS, or the Lensbaby Composer, macro filters 4 and 10. Working with these macro objectives gives her the equipment to create an intimate feeling that she embraces wholeheartedly.
About this photo: “My love for Tulips is undisputable. So many variations in shapes and colors...you just can’t not love them.”
Find more from Katarina at her website.