About the Book
In Buddhism the lotus flower is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness.
The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean.
Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower or water lily emerging from a muddy pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant.
These images, created over a period of 10 years at numerous locations and botanical gardens throughout the United States, attempt to capture the spiritual and beauty of this mystical flowers and its close cousin, the water lily. Enjoy!
René Gallet has been actively involved in both the art and the business of photography for over 50 years. As a self-taught photographer and visual artist, Mr. Gallet has participated in and taught numerous workshops and seminars. René's fine art images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in both solo and group gallery presentations. René's portfolio encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, image compositions, and photographic styles, resulting in an impressive body of work, which ranges from the traditional landscape to the strongly abstract image. His striking landscapes and intimately detailed imagery demonstrate an optimal blending of artistic vision and technical control of the demanding photographic process. Mr. Gallet’s work can be found in both private and public photographic collections and many of his images have been featured in numerous artistic, trade, and commercial magazines and publications.