A black and white silver gelatin print a group of four daffodil flowers, arranged in a standing circle showing different stages of flowering.
One of our black and white silver gelatin prints we printed by hand from our film negative shows four daffodil flowers in stages of opening.

Print Details:

  • Print style: black and white silver gelatin
  • Paper type: warmtone fibre base
  • Paper finish: gloss
  • Print image size: 7″x 7″ (17.8cm x 17.8cm)
  • Mount window size: 7.5″ x 7.5″ (19cm x 19cm)
  • Overall mount size: 12″ x 10″ (30.5cm x 25.4cm)

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We took our inspiration for this print from the Victorian botanical paintings, like at Kew Gardens. Whilst we weren’t inclined to dig up and slice in half a daffodil bulb, like in the paintings, having four daffodils in different stages of flowering is our modern interpretation.

Using four of the same type of daffodil did cause us a degree of *amusement* in the selecting of buds or flowers.  We were looking for stems of similar stature and heads which would show an interesting side in the proposed arrangement.

We are pleased with the selection as they do show a progression of flowering going around in a circle shape. The choice of lighting giving form to the stems as well as gently illuminating the full blooms works particularly well here.

We wonder if the Victorian botanists would approve of our interpretation. We hope so.

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Each print is from our own film negative and will be hand printed by us, The Printer, in our photographic darkroom. We only use quality silver gelatin fibre based paper for any prints.