The concept behind “Flora” is to bring me closer to nature and the intricate details and colors of flowers. I am particularly drawn to tropical flowers which are often called exotics. I find that close-up photography using a macro lens gives me the opportunity to discover and observe a whole new world of patterns that, for me, generate positive emotions, ranging from calm to delight.
I first started exploring this form of photography by chance during a workshop involving a single hibiscus flower. I have been quite surprised to find that macro photography appeals to me (not unlike seeing art on a canvas) as an experience full of surprises, where I don’t know what to expect until I see what the seemingly unrecognizable image brings forth. For me, this has opened a new world of exploration and curiosity as I search out details in everyday life. The journey has taken me to new places where I often discover the myriad ways in which an image may surprise, please and intrigue.
Jessica Wolfe is a photographer and psychologist who splits her time between Wellesley, MA and SouthEast FL. In both places, she pursues her career as a behavioral research psychologist, focusing on the relationships among people who have endured stress or trauma in their lives.
Wolfe’s photography reflects candid portraiture of people in their everyday lives, architectural imagery, and macro images of natural subjects. When asked about the connection between her career and her photographic pursuits, Wolfe remarked that she “sees nature, color and patterns as the natural connection among things and a way to experience beauty and meaning in the current moment. Photography and interacting with people and the environment offer a respite, a way to step outside of everyday life and the stresses we all encounter.”
Wolfe has studied at the Boston Architectural College, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, and the Photography Atelier at the Griffin Museum of Photography.