Mo Devlin is well known for his series of photographs of flowers suspended in ice. They are very detailed, perfectly lit close ups of the beautiful, frozen compositions. Some of them are easily recognizable, others look very abstract, devilish even.
In one of his interviews(3), photographer reveals how he photographs the objects, which is a very useful tip: “For all of the shots I used a Nikon D800E with 60mm VR Nikkor lens. Most often I utilize a polarizing filter. The puck, for the most part, is suspended over my stainless kitchen sink (a perfect reflector) and lit from below with one or two Nikon SB-910 flash units. The light is diffused with a Gary Fong light sphere and directed either up or at an angle through the bottom. A piece of opaque Plexiglas holds the puck. I use two or three Nikon SB-200 kicker speed lights alongside or above the puck.” What I really like about those images is how clear and sharp they are. Thanks to the bright lights and various reflectors, Devlin was able to photograph them at the very low shutter speed (1/320) and a very high aperture of f/30 – f/40. Colours are vivid, texture is very clear, almost 3D like, I particularly like the air bubbles. These photos (4) are fantastic and very inspiring.