#2 PlantsPortfolio

An endless
palette
   
in
  
pure leaf green

The scent of a plant opens the window to unknown vistas which take us back to our earliest memories. With these enchanting, dreamy images captured in bewitching light the French photographer Liliroze immerses us in the silence in which they bloom, as if with a deep sigh. Whilst becoming ever more extravagant, plants grow against the background of a mysterious secret which comes to possess us_______.

An endless
palette
   
in
  
pure leaf green

The scent of a plant opens the window to unknown vistas which take us back to our earliest memories. With these enchanting, dreamy images captured in bewitching light the French photographer Liliroze immerses us in the silence in which they bloom, as if with a deep sigh. Whilst becoming ever more extravagant, plants grow against the background of a mysterious secret which comes to possess us_______.

Liliroze

Liliroze was born in Geneva in 1972. Her passion for photography started when she was very young, and was fuelled by her father’s photographs. She moved to Paris, studied at L' ENS Louis Lumière in 1997 and worked with various photographers. Liliroze finds her inspiration in travel, light, colours, shadows and the people she meets. She is always looking for the unexpected. Once found, she records it with an intimacy and air of calm and trust which is characteristic of her work.

Hushed greenery in all its essential purity.

Cast of plants

Nymphea

Liliroze

Liliroze was born in Geneva in 1972. Her passion for photography started when she was very young, and was fuelled by her father’s photographs. She moved to Paris, studied at L' ENS Louis Lumière in 1997 and worked with various photographers. Liliroze finds her inspiration in travel, light, colours, shadows and the people she meets. She is always looking for the unexpected. Once found, she records it with an intimacy and air of calm and trust which is characteristic of her work.

Hushed greenery in all its essential purity.

Cast of plants

Nymphea

Cast of plants

Nymphea

‘Leaves have a strength, a form of hope and inspiration, that comes from their colour.’

‘Leaves have a strength, a form of hope and inspiration, that comes from their colour.’

This tender foliage overruns and cherishes

Structure and texture play games with shape.

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photography
Liliroze

Make-up
Isabelle Theviot (Eden serie)

Styling
Eve-Marie Briolat (Eden serie)

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photography
Liliroze

Make-up
Isabelle Theviot (Eden serie)

Styling
Eve-Marie Briolat (Eden serie)

As a child, photographer Liliroze was already enchanted and inspired by the beauty and power of plants - so much so, that she ultimately wanted to leave ‘her’ Paris. “Although it felt like a betrayal and Paris was the city of light; with that permanent hum in the background that I love so much and that I thought I could not live without, I longed for that ultimate feeling of fresh grass under my bare feet. I wanted to sit down at lunchtime under a canopy of wisteria, see the wine grapes grow, sniff the fragrance of verbena and jasmine. Or, as my eldest son would say, breathe in the smell of roses on the verge of budding when it rains. I wanted to be amazed afresh every day by the improbable and incomparable architecture of plants.” Her inspiration produces the most beautiful, sensual images. “I don’t really know why myself, but I’ve always had it., The fact that I experience a power from flowers and plants, and particularly from leaves; a form of hope and inspiration which comes from their colour. That matter-of-fact beauty without concession fascinates me. I love all those differences in their structure: matt, satin or shiny; that endless colour palette, the depth of their green, the meandering of their tendrils, the inventiveness which they manifest to grow anywhere, twisting and overrunning everything. I love their agile and tender poetry, that they nestle between the shutters, that they give a fresh appearance to window frames and sometimes in the summer - when everything in the house is open - they just invite themselves inside …”