The colors and shapes of plants inspire me. This spring, I started taking pictures of plants around Stanford and Carnegie with my iPhone.
The closer I got to the flowers and leaves, the more shapes and colors I saw, just like peering into a tide pool and discovering more and more creatures.
I noticed some unexpected things from taking these pictures. Things that look ordinary from afar can be breathtaking close-up. Fading flowers are more intricate and complex in their shapes and colors than buds or flowers in their prime.
This project has made me a better observer of things and I hope to take this experience to become a better observer of people in the future.