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A photographic essay of beautiful flowers, plants and gardens. We are all surrounded by beauty, no matter where we live. i'm strongly attracted to flowers and plants and love to photograph them. This book is a sampling of the photographs that I've taken that stirred my emotions when I took them and still today.


About the Author

Joe Darin
joedarin San Diego, California
Joe Darin's two careers in the arts began at Notre Dame in the 1960's where he studied architecture. Today, he continues to experiment in the creation of emotionally evocative photographs. With the advent of high resolution digital cameras and improved image editing software, he has added a new level of creativity to his art. His photographs have been published in books such as "Finishing the Figure", and in Japan, "The Love Formed Human". He plans a book of his photographs of the Mining Towns of the West. In magazines, his photographs appeared in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. A significant photo was included in the "Holiday Treasures at the White House" brochure in 1999. He has taught photography in Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR; Billings, MT and San Diego, CA. He is past president and currently on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild.

Comments (3)


automemories says

This is a beautiful book. It is hard to believe these are photographs and not paintings! I have enjoyed your photographs for several years, but this is the most incredible collection I have seen.
Congratulations and love to both you and Jane.
Mary Lou Pfeiffer

posted at 11:36am Mar 25 PST


joedarin says

Thanks for your generous comments. I see that you clearly understand my relationship to photography and what I seek to convey with my photos.

posted at 03:35pm Mar 22 PST


johnu says

Such a lovely work. It is as though your flowers are friends who have their own identity. You have captured their gentle, frail nature, their incredible beauty, and the brief moment of their existence for all time. Your compositional eye is so very excellent, and masterful as well. Great work, congratulations.
John Ulatowski

posted at 05:54pm Mar 21 PST


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