On Thursday morning my alarm went off at 3am. I’m sure even Siri thought we should be snoozing at that hour, but Siri and I were on our way to London to take some photographs. Before you think I’ve lost it, it really did feel like I only had my phone for company because there aren’t many people out and about that early in the morning.
I had been asked to photograph the completion of a giant floral installation in front of The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. I was intrigued to see what this was going to look like and I was blown away by the quality of the design and detail that The Flower Council of Holland and their team of volunteers had accomplished.
The National Gallery are running an exhibition on Dutch Flowers featuring artists such as such as Ambrosias Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch. Chanel de Kock, the UK Marketing Manager from Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and the sponsor of the exhibition, had a wonderful idea to showcase not only the incredible artwork, but also Dutch Flowers by creating a floral design of one of the paintings and chose Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder – A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase (1609-10).