Gardenia is a limited edition of 250 images.
One thing that I love about the Lincoln Park Conservatory is when the flowers are blooming and you can smell them in the entire building. The smell makes you look for the flowers. When I saw this gardenia for the first time, I wanted to photograph it, but I felt the timing wasn’t right. After a while, I came back and the lighting was perfect; I was able to capture the depth and texture of the petals and leave out the background.