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Parker Fitzgerald

Parker Fitzgerald is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Together with his brother James, he founded Ransom Limited in 2013, a photo house dedicated to forming a small, agile and collaborative group of creative professionals devoted to visual excellence, the production of uplifting work, and the pursuit of beauty. Parker is an internationally published photographer with clients such as Nike, Honda, Uniqlo, Kinfolk Magazine and more. He works almost exclusively with film, seeking to recapture the impact of the still image.
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Inspired by the all-encompassing and magnificent aspects of beauty in nature, American photographer Parker Fitzgerald created his work Overgrowth. Let yourselves be carried away by his stunning images of serene men and women with delicate flowers on their bodies, underwater nymphs swimming in blooming seas distilled in mysterious light, and lovers lost in a fierce embrace, surrounded by tender blossoms_______.

Parker Fitzgerald

Parker Fitzgerald is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Together with his brother James, he founded Ransom Limited in 2013, a photo house dedicated to forming a small, agile and collaborative group of creative professionals devoted to visual excellence, the production of uplifting work, and the pursuit of beauty. Parker is an internationally published photographer with clients such as Nike, Honda, Uniqlo, Kinfolk Magazine and more. He works almost exclusively with film, seeking to recapture the impact of the still image.
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Rose
Dalia
Larkspur
Peonie
Hibsicus

'We do not want merely to see beauty, we want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to become part of it_______.’
The benefaction of floating in stillness… perfectly at ease_______

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Angel Trinidad & Rosanne Loffeld

Photographie
Parker Fitzgerald (Ransom Limited)

Création florale
Riley Messina (Erba Studio)

Parker became a photographer almost by accident. He moved to Portland after finishing a business degree, with the dream of becoming an illustrator and designing his own books. While doing an internship as a graphic designer, he picked up a camera (a Canon 5D MK II) and spent the whole year traveling throughout the United States, interviewing and photographing artists. The rest, as they say, is history. Parker eventually switched to film cameras, starting with Polaroids and then moving to 35mm and medium formats. “I started off with Canon SLRs, but it’s like working with an accountant - it gets the job done, but it’s kind of boring. There is something special about the process of shooting film… It forces you to slow down, to look closer at your subject, making sure that you are actually framing things correctly.” Interview with Plus 81: Click here for the interview. In addition to this exceptional feeling of film, he also loves its aesthetic appeal and visual style which is almost impossible to achieve with digital photography. This painterly look instills an impression of renaissance style paintings in his beautiful Overgrowth series. Together with Riley Messina (Erba Studio) - a Portland-based floral designer known for her cohesive simplicity and balanced aesthetic - he created a solemn ode to beauty, expressed through humans and flowers. Inspired by this pursuit of beauty, Parker combines carefully considered film images with Riley’s classically thoughtful botanical designs in a dramatic expression of the relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes, capturing both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world. This masterpiece of light and shadow is an overgrowth in many ways: an abundance of luscious flowers and greenery, a floral feast for the eyes, and also an outpouring of rich emotions, feelings and dreams… The awe-inspiring book (and exhibit in Tokyo in 2013) features stunning images of moody, serene women and men with delicate flowers hanging on their bodies and hands, underwater nymphs swimming in blooming seas distilled in mysterious light, and lovers lost in a fierce embrace, surrounded by tender blossoms. Dive into the lush and compelling world of Overgrowth and be awed by the overflowing beauty of nature_______.”
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