If you haven't had a chance to visit the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden or see my special exhibit of orchid photographs, you have one more week to visit this tropical paradise. The show closes on March 15th. It's been a whirlwind few weeks of excitement as the show has generated a lot of interest in my work and I'm busy filling print and panel orders. Many people are inquiring about having panels like those in the exhibition produced and I'm delighted to do so. I have a wonderful relationship with the printer and feel they have done a superb job with the printing. Visit the tab at the top of the page "Order Prints" for all the offerings in size and price.
Meanwhile I have been continuing to shoot orchids almost every day during the exhibit. Through the past year of working on this project orchids have become a passion of mine and I continue to love every minute of trying to capture their unique features and personality. Besides shooting in the exhibit itself I have collaborated with a local florist to shoot orchids in their greenhouse. Victor Hlavacek Florist in Winnetka is a business very close to my home. It has been thriving in our community for 90 years and it's easy to see why. Their floral arrangements are works of art and the staff is the friendliest group you can imagine. Hlavacek created a display at the Orchid Show which is truly one of my favorite parts of the show. Be sure to look in the greenhouse gallery area near the Semitropical Greenhouse to see the beautiful display they created. I was able to photograph many of the orchids in this display before they were taken to the Garden for installation. Here's a sampling of what I've been working on. You can see more in my Orchid Gallery on this website and I'll be adding many more as I have time to process them.