Entry Title: "Electric Blossum 1"
Name: Torkil Gudnason , United States
Category and Expertise: Flowers, Professional
Entry Description: Torkil Gudnason's crisp, sexy, fantastical photographs have made him one of the most compelling and influential photographers of our time. In his study of flowers, Torkil once more coaxes fresh, unexpected dimensions from a classic subject. Flowers have been willing models for artists throughout time - the "original symbol," as Torkil puts it. Canonical flower photographs tend to portray flowers as gorgeous exemplars of purity, distilled color and form. We look, we admire, if from a distance.