Every flower is unique and its beauty fleeting; My vision as an artist is to capture its exquisite brilliance and preserve that moment in time forever,
from the lavish bouquet to the single flower.
My love affair with flowers & photography started at an early age. After studying fabric design and photography at Syracuse University, I immediately began work with a fabulous fashion & beauty photographer. We collaborated for over three decades on photo shoots around the world where I developed my keen eye for attention to the smallest detail.
Inspired and fascinated by the 17th century floral still life paintings of the Dutch Masters to the oversized flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe, I have completely immersed myself in the art of floral photography. With every floral portrait I create I have come to realize that life is a journey of transformation and fleeting moments-from bud to delicate decay.
Beauty in Bloom is the debut collection of work by Debi Shapiro, a visual artist who creates beautiful imagery inspired by her two passions—flowers and photography.
More than 200 floral portraits in this exquisite book capture the depth and luminosity of a single bloom to lush bouquets with breathtaking intimacy and vibrant energy. Every translucent petal, tender green stem, and grain of pollen shimmers with painterly detail reminiscent of the works of the great botanical artists and engravers of the eighteenth century.
From the bold crimson beauty of an Oriental poppy to the seductive lure of a pink Protea peeking out from behind its thick foliage to the timeless classic beauty of a garden rose, it’s a flower lover’s dream. Debi’s work truly makes every bloom a leading lady.