Don’t Shy Away From Love: The Poetic Photographs of Anna O.

stay warm by my cheek, anna o.

I would fall asleep snuggled in the scent you left,” the title of one of Anna O.’s pictures. Is the self-taught photographer referring to just the flowers, or a person? Her poetically narrative titles are a trademark, giving depth to her conceptual shots of women ornamented with daisies, pom-pom hydrangeas and other blooms. They shy away from the camera (another trademark), delicate and open-hearted souls showing their emotions through their bodies and the plants they hold. “Stitched to my heart,” “memories, poems, wounds, dead flowers.”

girl hiding behind white flowers flowers over breasts flowers on clothes line birthday cupcake with candle on woman's back
woman holding tulips, photography opening blouse, flowers on chest flower aligned with body flowers on thighs flowers giving warmth. still life, woman on table
Images © Anna O.
Adriana de Barros

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Adriana has created successful projects for over 15 years in the fields of art, design, illustration, fashion and web. She is the Webby-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene360 magazine. When not online, she is enjoying the quiet life walking her shih tzu at seaside. Follow the author @ Instagram , Twitter, Facebook and view more articles.