"for they are like dream flowers - childhood dreams - which have broken loose from their stalks and escaped into the sunshine. Air and Angels."

- Miriam Rothschild

Taking pictures of butterflies has become an annual practice for me - not unlike meditation. It requires patience, stillness, and a singular focus that serves as an antidote from my usual routines.

Most of these images were made in my backyard, planted increasingly, especially for their benefit.

I prefer to photograph butterflies on film, and many of these images were made with film cameras.  I find that film helps me slow down just a bit more, which helps me to better keep time with the butterflies. 

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