Charles Miller is a British fine art photographer living and working in France. He has a particular interest in floral and portrait photography, revisiting the 17th century Dutch floral still life paintings with their fanatical focus on composition and detail and the play of light and shadow in historical portraits.
For his floral work, Charles explores this approach by growing most of the flowers and creating the backgrounds and props himself. The final image, composed of flowers not usually in bloom at the same time dotted with insects and other items not native to each other, is the result of digitally compositing hundreds of individual photos with the shadows and highlights added as needed. These “impossible” compositions construct a visual feast that hark back to the golden age of Dutch still life painting, where it always spring or summer and where beauty and meaning are found everywhere and in everything.