Tackle the Botanical Trend

Tackle the Botanical Trend

May 26, 2016

Carline Botting of Stuff.co.nz features Helen's work and tips on how to create the perfect photograph of a beautiful flower. Caroline writes:

"Botanical photography is blooming, with photographers here and overseas creating painterly floral images that are turned into art.

Auckland photographer Helen Bankers is a master at capturing these ever-lasting bouquets. She has loved flowers since she was a child and is inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, and Australian florists such as Grandiflora's Saskia Havekes"

Read the full article at Stuff.co.nz


Tacking the Botanical Trend - Stuff Article

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Auckland-based artist Helen Bankers has always been attracted to the natural world. Her work has taken her around the world for a myriad of publications and brands, but when she’s not on assignment Helen loves exploring the creative side of photography.

“Throughout my career I’ve learnt a lot about the importance of leading a balanced life,” says Helen. “I realised that I have an overwhelming desire to produce a more artistic and illustrative side of work.”

Outside of her magazine and commercial projects, Helen can be found in her home studio creating work that celebrates the natural world. She has a sharp eye for detail and particularly likes working with flora and fauna.

“I’m inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, and Australian florists such as Saskia Havekes at Grandiflora. I enjoy looking at the fine form and intricacy of flowers and plants,” says Helen, who lives with her engineer husband Dan and daughter Isla, in the eastern suburbs. 

“From that passion grew a series with a focus on botanical studies.”

The abstract images, which often combine close-up detail, colour and texture, form the basis of Helen’s Limited Edition Fine Art Prints collection. 

As well as having a passion for photographing nature, Helen has a talent for interiors and portrait photography. “I have a love for people and interiors,” she says. “I love telling the story of someone’s life journey through their homes and how their homes reflect the lifestyle they lead,” she says.

*From my experience shooting interiors, I’ve been inspired to create a range of botanical images that people can enjoy in and around the home.”

Helen’s Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are available on this site.

For art work leasing, please contact www.artassociates.co.nz

Available for private commissions – please enquire helen@helenbankers.com

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