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‘Les Fleurs’ bloom at Hartsfield-Jackson
03 April ,2012

News Release
April 3, 2012

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‘Les Fleurs’ bloom at Hartsfield-Jackson

Airport exhibit showcases photos with impressionist-painting feel

ATLANTA — Just in time for spring, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is in bloom. “The Les Fleurs Photographic Collection,” a colorful collection of flowers, by Georgia artist Barry Taratoot will be on display in the Airport Atrium through May 16.

“The pieces in this exhibit are stunningly surreal and focus the viewer’s eye on the exquisite detail in nature’s design,” said David Vogt, Airport Art Program manager. “The controlled arrangement and lighting of the flowers create a dynamic composition of textures, surfaces and color. The rich, black background serves to emphasize each flower’s unique contour and many intricacies.”

The exhibition defies the viewer to believe what he or she is seeing. The soft yet vivid colors of the plants set against solid-black backgrounds look much more like paintings than photos.

Taratoot selects floral subjects and then positions them amid soft light and shadows to enhance their natural surfaces, colors and patterns. The effect is created — “without trickery or modern technical manipulation,” the artist notes — through a combination of photographic and technical skills, patience and imagination.

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