Published by Ridinghouse. Introduction by Olivia Laing. Text by Christopher Woodward.
In this series of photographic portraits by British photographer Kate Friend, shot exclusively on film, the sitters are flowers or plantsóchosen by various creatives or recognizable public figures, including architects, actors, designers, gardeners, writers, musicians and chefs. The result is a single flower and vessel, chosen by the sitter and shot in natural light at their home, studio or garden. Each individual is recast through their botanical alter ego. Contributors include: Anjelica Huston, Paul Smith, Kulapat Yantrasast, Piet Oudolf, Luciano Giubbilei, Ai Weiwei, Claudia Schiffer, Tom Stuart-Smith, Yinka Ilori, Simone Rocha, Tania Compton, Georgie Hopton, Olivia Laing, Sue Stuart-Smith, Jamie Compton, Fernando Caruncho, Amanda Feilding, Ron Finley, Maggi Hambling, Polly Nicholson, Olivia Harrison, Dan Pearson, Penny Rimbaud, Margot Henderson, Duncan Grant, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Bethan Wood, Isabella Tree, Juergen Teller, Charlie McCormick, Molly Goddard, Jeremy Lee, Margaret Howell, Alys Fowler, John Pawson and Amanda Harlech.