I love the elegance of pure white callas against a black background and posted some of my photos like that in a previous blog, Callas on Display. But in reviewing some of my work recently I became more appreciative of the hybrid ones in various colors. Here are a few.
Those of you who know me, or are familiar with my photographs, know that one of my favorite flowers is the calla or more commonly known as the calla lily. (Botanical name is Zantedeschia) It’s not actually a lily which is why they are often referred to as “callas.”
I’ve been drawn to the elegance of these flowers for some time and have shot many photos of them. Here are a few of my calla photographs:
But I’m not alone in finding artistic merit in callas. Two of my favorite painters, Georgia O’Keeffe and Diego Rivera have both used the them in numerous paintings. Take a look.