#6 Exotique eroticthe Contributors

Nature's
 jewels

After an era of minimalism and less is more we are now entering an era of abundance and excessive decoration. So delicate, so colourful, so rich and inspiring. Like countless blooming flowers in a field, as if they were nature’s jewels itself_______.

Christina van Zon - Stylist

“I'm a big fan of art nouveau, to me flowers are always refreshing and positive, both in art and on garments or jewellery. They can be used in different styles and they can give an interesting twist to the look and mood. I cannot get enough of floral decorations in fashion. They're timeless, and therefore they will never get out of trend.”

Christina van Zon - Stylist

“I'm a big fan of art nouveau, to me flowers are always refreshing and positive, both in art and on garments or jewellery. They can be used in different styles and they can give an interesting twist to the look and mood. I cannot get enough of floral decorations in fashion. They're timeless, and therefore they will never get out of trend.”

Nature's
 jewels

After an era of minimalism and less is more we are now entering an era of abundance and excessive decoration. So delicate, so colourful, so rich and inspiring. Like countless blooming flowers in a field, as if they were nature’s jewels itself_______.

Christina van Zon - Stylist

“I'm a big fan of art nouveau, to me flowers are always refreshing and positive, both in art and on garments or jewellery. They can be used in different styles and they can give an interesting twist to the look and mood. I cannot get enough of floral decorations in fashion. They're timeless, and therefore they will never get out of trend.”

Koen Hauser — Photographer

“In nature flowers have a signal function: they scare natural enemies, or seduce other forms of life so that they can contribute to the survival of the species. A powerful impetus for action. While flowers traditionally are seen as an invitation to contemplation and inner reflection by humanity, I am more interested in this inviting, activating function of flowers. Exuberant symbols for the dynamic nature of life. You can consider them as powerful calls for full participation in life itself. An abundance that gives us energy and new strength, again and again.”

Ekaterina Koroleva — Illustrator

“Plants have always been used as a decorative element across cultures all over the world. Apart from the people living in the eternal ice and those who have to forego on plants due to the climatic conditions, people usually try to integrate them into their natural habitat as much as possible. In many countries, flowers have their own flower symbolism, indispensable for religious and secular festivals. That is why I find it quite natural to have plants at home and in my everyday environment. There is nothing comparable, which has the property of diving a space so quickly in comfort and giving it a distinctive flair. Flowers tend to calm yourself down and make everything around you look beautiful so easily.”

Ekaterina Koroleva — Illustrator

“Plants have always been used as a decorative element across cultures all over the world. Apart from the people living in the eternal ice and those who have to forego on plants due to the climatic conditions, people usually try to integrate them into their natural habitat as much as possible. In many countries, flowers have their own flower symbolism, indispensable for religious and secular festivals. That is why I find it quite natural to have plants at home and in my everyday environment. There is nothing comparable, which has the property of diving a space so quickly in comfort and giving it a distinctive flair. Flowers tend to calm yourself down and make everything around you look beautiful so easily.”

Meike Fleskens — Stylist

“I, you, a leave, a flower, has it's personal approach to the eternal realities, to fairness and differs from every other in minute particulars. I can’t live a day without translating those personalities, moods and ideas into beauty, scenes and images. Beauty consists of an eternal invariable element, whose quantity is difficult to determine and of a relative circumstantial element which will be, if you like, by turns or altogether, the era, its fashion, its morals, its passions. It's organic... it’s floral.”

Astrid Sterner — videographer

“Flowers are the blossom of the soul of nature. They transmit the essence of feeling whole and dream bound, back into the unity of what we all are, as one. Flowers speak, flowers whisper, flowers are presence, flowers are joy. Flowers are the inspiration to evolve and embody the highest potential of us all, as beings of the garden that is earth, mother nature and the entire universal soul.”

Astrid Sterner — videographer

“Flowers are the blossom of the soul of nature. They transmit the essence of feeling whole and dream bound, back into the unity of what we all are, as one. Flowers speak, flowers whisper, flowers are presence, flowers are joy. Flowers are the inspiration to evolve and embody the highest potential of us all, as beings of the garden that is earth, mother nature and the entire universal soul.”

Gregor Hohenberg — Photographer

“For me, flowers are like living sculptures in the worlds largest gallery called nature. Some flowers seems to have a shy others a more opulent appearance. It´s like a never ending source of shapes, colours and scents when you go into a forest, a greenhouse or an open garden. As a photographer I try to collect this variety of beauty by capturing the different stages of a plants life. I always get inspired by arts and nature . It´s easy to draw an impressive picture when natural beauty is taking over. Flowers and fashion have been deeply connected from the beginning of history. I sometimes use blossoms and pieces of plants to decorate natural jewellery directly on the models skin or to put diadems of blossoms to create an amazing hair styling. Ideas keep on floating when I think about it....”

Van Santen en Bolleurs — Photographers

“Flowers have always been a big inspiration for still life artists. Painted for centuries by traditional still life painters and captured by photographers like ourselves. To us flowers have a mystical beauty. They are like colour splashes on nature’s canvas. Temporary works of art about life and death. One moment in full bloom, and then gone in the blink of an eye. In our photography we try to capture the essence of the flower. To share our amazement and preserve its beauty.”

Koen Hauser — Photographer

“In nature flowers have a signal function: they scare natural enemies, or seduce other forms of life so that they can contribute to the survival of the species. A powerful impetus for action. While flowers traditionally are seen as an invitation to contemplation and inner reflection by humanity, I am more interested in this inviting, activating function of flowers. Exuberant symbols for the dynamic nature of life. You can consider them as powerful calls for full participation in life itself. An abundance that gives us energy and new strength, again and again.”

Meike Fleskens — Stylist

“I, you, a leave, a flower, has it's personal approach to the eternal realities, to fairness and differs from every other in minute particulars. I can’t live a day without translating those personalities, moods and ideas into beauty, scenes and images. Beauty consists of an eternal invariable element, whose quantity is difficult to determine and of a relative circumstantial element which will be, if you like, by turns or altogether, the era, its fashion, its morals, its passions. It's organic... it’s floral.”

Gregor Hohenberg — Photographer

“For me, flowers are like living sculptures in the worlds largest gallery called nature. Some flowers seems to have a shy others a more opulent appearance. It´s like a never ending source of shapes, colours and scents when you go into a forest, a greenhouse or an open garden. As a photographer I try to collect this variety of beauty by capturing the different stages of a plants life. I always get inspired by arts and nature . It´s easy to draw an impressive picture when natural beauty is taking over. Flowers and fashion have been deeply connected from the beginning of history. I sometimes use blossoms and pieces of plants to decorate natural jewellery directly on the models skin or to put diadems of blossoms to create an amazing hair styling. Ideas keep on floating when I think about it....”

Gregor Hohenberg — Photographer

“For me, flowers are like living sculptures in the worlds largest gallery called nature. Some flowers seems to have a shy others a more opulent appearance. It´s like a never ending source of shapes, colours and scents when you go into a forest, a greenhouse or an open garden. As a photographer I try to collect this variety of beauty by capturing the different stages of a plants life. I always get inspired by arts and nature . It´s easy to draw an impressive picture when natural beauty is taking over. Flowers and fashion have been deeply connected from the beginning of history. I sometimes use blossoms and pieces of plants to decorate natural jewellery directly on the models skin or to put diadems of blossoms to create an amazing hair styling. Ideas keep on floating when I think about it....”

Van Santen en Bolleurs — Photographers

“Flowers have always been a big inspiration for still life artists. Painted for centuries by traditional still life painters and captured by photographers like ourselves. To us flowers have a mystical beauty. They are like colour splashes on nature’s canvas. Temporary works of art about life and death. One moment in full bloom, and then gone in the blink of an eye. In our photography we try to capture the essence of the flower. To share our amazement and preserve its beauty.”

Photography
Suzanne Rensink

Illustrations
Tessa M. de Graaf

Styling
Lidewij Smeur

Thanks to
Jutka & Riska

Flower Council of Holland promotes flowers and plants to consumers in a number of European countries. In the United Kingdom this is carried out through the platforms Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk_______.

COLOFON
Issue #6
April 2017

On behalf of
Flower Council of Holland
Marc Eijsackers, Tessa Triesscheijn, André de Waard, Esther de Waard

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Art direction & Design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & front-end engineering
Call for Action: Steven Heijtel, Kirsten Meeuwis, Mariken Spiekerman, Andrea Vos

The following people contributed to this issue:
Myriam Balaÿ
Hans Bolleurs
Harriet Calo
Michelle Duijn
Meike Fleskens
Haarkon
Koen Hauser
Gregor Hohenberg
Ekaterina Koroleva
Azuma Makoto
Tessa Molenaar
Suzanne Rensink
Edith Rewa
Wendy van Santen
Lidewij Smeur
Astrid Sterner
Hugo Thomassen
Laura Timmons
Angel Trinidad
Mark Westerop
Christina van Zon
Cora Noordam
Kwekerij Tass
Hofland Flowering Plants
Kwekerij Aad Scheffers
Dynaplant
Kwekerij De Veranda
Stricker Plants
Kwekerij De Liesvelden
Kwekerij Laguna
Richplant
Wim Kap Scindapsus
VDE Plant
Special Plant Zundert
Plant Company
Joyplant
Wetering Potlilium
Van Schie Lilium

Rights
DMost images on thegreengallery.com have been specially created for us or received directly from the source. Only a small proportion of the photos come from sources such as Pinterest, Tumblr or unknown providers. We are very concerned about copyright. Photo credits have been given as carefully as possible. Please let us know if we have accidentally failed to identify your work correctly or if you would like your work to be removed.
editorial@thegreengallery.com

COLOFON
Issue #6
April 2017

On behalf of
Flower Council of Holland
Marc Eijsackers, Tessa Triesscheijn, André de Waard, Esther de Waard

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Art direction & Design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & front-end engineering
Call for Action: Steven Heijtel, Kirsten Meeuwis, Mariken Spiekerman, Andrea Vos

The following people contributed to this issue:
Myriam Balaÿ
Hans Bolleurs
Harriet Calo
Michelle Duijn
Meike Fleskens
Haarkon
Koen Hauser
Gregor Hohenberg
Ekaterina Koroleva
Azuma Makoto
Tessa Molenaar
Suzanne Rensink
Edith Rewa
Wendy van Santen
Lidewij Smeur
Astrid Sterner
Hugo Thomassen
Laura Timmons
Angel Trinidad
Mark Westerop
Christina van Zon
Cora Noordam
Kwekerij Tass
Hofland Flowering Plants
Kwekerij Aad Scheffers
Dynaplant
Kwekerij De Veranda
Stricker Plants
Kwekerij De Liesvelden
Kwekerij Laguna
Richplant
Wim Kap Scindapsus
VDE Plant
Special Plant Zundert
Plant Company
Joyplant
Wetering Potlilium
Van Schie Lilium

Rights
DMost images on thegreengallery.com have been specially created for us or received directly from the source. Only a small proportion of the photos come from sources such as Pinterest, Tumblr or unknown providers. We are very concerned about copyright. Photo credits have been given as carefully as possible. Please let us know if we have accidentally failed to identify your work correctly or if you would like your work to be removed.
editorial@thegreengallery.com

Photography
Suzanne Rensink

Illustrations
Tessa M. de Graaf

Styling
Lidewij Smeur

Thanks to
Jutka & Riska

Flower Council of Holland promotes flowers and plants to consumers in a number of European countries. In the United Kingdom this is carried out through the platforms Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk_______.