“The beautiful is something real to the senses, which appears as if it were an idea,”
Fleur Olby’s photography began on her MA with still life details of food and flowers and environmental portraits of plants. A rural upbringing in Yorkshire and walks associated with childhood became the catalyst for her work.
Then establishing as a still life photographer in London (1993), she worked for editorial, design and advertising clients, over a fifteen year period. Her monograph, Fleur, Plant Portraits was published by Fuel Publishing (2005).
Collaborations and new series began.
Green on White evolved as an exhibition and installation at, The Gallery on The Green, in Settle, North Yorkshire. Combining the power of scent and ten postcards, in the phone box gallery space.
Horsetail Equisetum was commissioned by Gollifer Langston as a large-scale installation for City and Islington College, London.
Woven Image in Australia developed three Plant Portraits for textiles.
At the start of self-published work Green on White is the transition from studio-based still life work, to series revisiting childhood landscape for editions on her Imprint, publishing, collaborations and exhibitions.
Please see: Still life and Series.