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The unnatural blue color found in orchids has always captivated Dylan Eno’a interest, leading him to embark on an ongoing project that aims to compare the use of color in flower representations from the 17th century with that of the present day.


Various factors influenced color use during the 17th century, such as the weather and the availability of pigments. This is in stark contrast to today's abundance of color, particularly on screens, where companies have control over the colors we see. Our experience of color is largely influenced by our own environment and frame of reference. By creating a series of digital images, Eno’s goal is to demonstrate how companies deliberately manipulate color use, and how this effects back to flowers available in floral shops.


To kickstart the project, Eno used the preserved flowers designed for Ronald van der Kemp's Spring 22 Couture collection as a starting point. These flowers were synthetically preserved, resulting in increased color saturation. Subsequently, they underwent additional digital processing by 3D scanning the flowers using the photogrammetry method.




Image making, flower preservation


Ronald van der Kemp

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