Kerber Publishing and Dale Grant present the illustrated book 'Fading Beauty'. The launch took place on Friday, 5 July, 2019, at STUDIO 183 (Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin), and the book is now available for purchase.
In his photo series entitled Fading Beauty, Dale Grant captures the distinctive features which flowers display during their life cycle. Flowers of all species begin life with a similar appearance. But it is only when they begin to wither and the vivid colors of their petals eventually become transparent and fade in color that they reveal their true individual beauty. Dale Grant considers his photographs of flowers character studies with which he explores the uniqueness and constant changes of life.
“I let my muse, the flower, guide me. Like in a portrait, I try to find the best angle to take a picture,” says Dale Grant. The Berlin resident with a home away from home in Amsterdam loves to photograph people and tries to take pictures of flowers with similar intensity. He stages floral textures and shapes just as he does the fine lines and individual characteristics of the human face. One flower may have a torn blossom while another has already lost its color and began to decompose after only a few days. This particular imperfection is what defines the beauty of the objects Grant photographs: “For me, true beauty is revealed when the petals unfold. This process is unique and an allegory of life.”
Dale Grant | Fading Beauty
22.5 x 29 cm, 120 pages, 75 color illustrations
Texts: Jörn Jacob Rohwer
Design: Mathias Lempart