Andrea is half of Gentl & Hyers and she is also one of the most talented food and lifestyle photographers around. Her partnership with Cara Marie Piazza came about in part because of their shared love for elements few would think to appreciate — dying flowers.
For Andrea, this regard for wilting blooms is just one small component of a larger respect for the beauty of decay, a process she chronicles in her ongoing photography series, Natura Morta. Below she shares a few of those photographs, along with some nuggets of wisdom on how she approaches her craft,when she crossed paths with Cara, how she manages to capture light so exquisitely, what she does when natural light is not an option…Andrea covers it all and more, below.
"There is nothing more beautiful to me than a faded flower, drooping, wrinkled and worn as it transforms from vibrancy to transparency. It’s a life cycle and that cycle has always inspired me."
"Though I like natural light best, it’s not always the best option. So, I try to create a memory bank of light from my travels...By really looking, I can access light that feels real and authentic."