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Flowers are one of my favorite subjects. I have always been attracted to their charm and delicate beauty. The “Dissonance” series, however, attempts to show beautiful flowers in a different light possibly a reflection of our own struggle with aging. The flowers in the series are undoubtedly gracious but somewhat marred and scratched by imperfect surfaces, or dissonant, reminding us of the harsh and relentless effect of the passage of time. On the other hand, one could also argue that those same imperfections are actually gifts of time. They make the flowers glow and look even more beautiful and exuberant. What do you think?

Jurors of the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition have selected this series to receive a bronze medal award. According to Jade Tran, Competition Director, the work has been "recognized for its excellence in originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact."

The series was also nominated in the "Fine Art" category at the 3rd Fine Art Photography Awards.