Fong Qi Wei’s photo project Exploded Flowers contains a series of only 20 photos as he realized there are many more flowers out there in the world, and he cannot possibly include them all. But these photos are enough to prove Qi Wei’s creativity. This series of exploded flowersshow the radial symmetry of flowers, and also individual floral components and is partially inspired by Todd McLellan’s Disassembly series.
“The act of disassembly (I hesitate to use the term dissection because this series is not meant to be a scientific treatise) lays bare the various shapes and textures of the flowers, and what is interesting to me is how much more expanded some flowers can get when they are disassembled – the relative surface area to size of a rose is so much greater compared to a larger flower like the sunflower.” – Fong Qi Wei
Qi Wei also noticed after the gerbera petals dried after only a single night, that the use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in their moment of full bloom, and at the same time let you have a different appreciation of their beauty.