About the Artwork
About the Artwork Kavan developed the idea for his Inflorescence Collection from his more abstract nature photos. The term “inflorescence” refers to the budding and unfolding of blossoms. It is derived from the Latin inflorescere, which means, “to begin to bloom.” This collection explores the interplay of light and color. He creates images that focus more on the color and pattern of a part of a subject, rather than on how the entire subject relates to its environment. Using special lighting techniques, the flowers are illuminated to expose the translucent colors, patterns, and textures. The colors and images produced by passing light through the flower are much different than when the light falls only on the surface. Kavan’s Floral on Black photography juxtaposes the reflected light radiating from natural objects with the absence of light. The result is a high-contrast image; a duality of darkness and light. In addition to his popular macro photography of flowers, Kavan takes photos of other subjects as well, including nature, wildlife, and landscapes.