© Jan Shim Photography
Long after the red roses dried out and the Ferrero Rocher chocolates disappeared, I wanted the roses from the Valentine’s Day gift to stay in shape as long as possible. When fresh flowers wither, they shrink and become wrinkly and that’s fine but red roses turn black which hardly instils romance no matter which way you look at it.
With no prior experience, I went ahead with the project and armed with a gold spray paint, I had given the semi red rose petals more than one layer of paint. Some concerns crossed my mind as I was doing this, wondering if chemicals in the paint would react with the petals and completely disintegrating them leaving me with just the stem or what was left of an amateurish job. Nevermind if the gold Ferrero Rocher chocs are gone, these gold roses aren’t going anywhere!
Photograph shot on the EOS 5D and EF100 f/2.8 Macro lens using a single 60-inch umbrella lighting.