Fiori Morti: The Beauty of Death by Rob Linsalata

There is beauty in death. Nature teaches us this. Just as Butterflies live for one dance before they part ways with one another and life, flowers grow more beautiful as they die.

There is beauty in death. Nature teaches us this. Just as Butterflies live for one dance before they part ways with one another and life, flowers grow more beautiful as they die.

After a life consumed with sex, sunshine, raindrops and propagation, flowers wither into the most delicate, sensual versions of themselves before returning to the earth — only to be reborn again. Witnessing this cycle of life to death to life again in the floral world is like being transfixed in a ghostlike reverie.

From soft, full, lush and supple, sexual creatures to nearly paper thin, translucent, withering, and silently, quite fragile beings, the arc of life to death is played out in the botanical world in an etheric, dreamlike manner. In the same way that sleep takes hold of us and brings us to a state of being that in some ways resembles death, flowers take on a seemingly transcendental aura as their passing quietly approaches.

Their colors appear to become deeper and richer, but increasingly less vibrant and more muted as their energy wanes. They grow languid and lethargic. And with each passing day, their vibrations lessen. They no longer rise and reach toward the sun that streams through the window. They no longer bask in its warmth and radiance. They no longer open up, revealing their most intimate selves to the world in a grand act of prideful splendor. Their days of sensuous delights and the artistry of their pollination all come to an end. Their stamen no longer stand firm and proud, their pistil and ovules become less supple and inviting. And one by one, these days of youthful and joyous fertility are replaced by a quiet and considerably more demur presence, but one that is no less elegant and captivating. Quite the contrary, it is often in these waning days, that their innermost truths are revealed to us in the most magical of ways.

About Rob Linsalata

Rob Linsalata is a photographer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. He creates images using digital and analog methods, and he is especially fond of projects that infuse both together.

Introduced to photography by his father when he was 16, Rob is a lover of imagery, art, poetry and musings. He has a particular fascination with film and images that capture a mood, a moment, an emotion… and do so in a timeless fashion.

Always in pursuit of the timeless, Rob seeks to create and capture the more ephemeral and ethereal moments that define us all and speak to our spirits. [Official Website]

More Stories

Savoring Photography by Michael Bomberger

Savoring Photography by Michael Bomberger

A discussion over dinner a few weeks ago with a noted local artist about the nature of beauty and how humans perceive it took me back to my university lectures with Paul Weiss, a noted professor of metaphysics.
Spatial Relations by Shannon Randol

Spatial Relations by Shannon Randol

How the singular subject, viewer in the case of photography, is located in relation to other objects is referred to as spatial relation. Often happening subconsciously, ways in which objects respond to each other impacts the use(s) of a particular space.
A Himalayan Journey By Abhijit Bose

A Himalayan Journey By Abhijit Bose

The beauty of The Himalayan Region is its color and mood. I explored almost every season and made trips towards Terrain Region. It was a treat to my senses when I used to watch changes in color of a region just fifteen minutes away from another place getting washed in torrential rain. I realized nature as the biggest chameleon.

Nude Photography Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Nude Photography Awards. We are looking
for the best nude picture for this year, 2022.

Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

DEADLINE | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2022

PHOTO BY © OLIVIER VALSECCHI
Underwater by Mike Potts

Underwater by Mike Potts

Underwater project was selected and published in our print edition 22. I see the water as a metaphor for a dream medium and I try to meet my subjects on that boundary and hope that we are able to take the viewer from tranquil peace to a burst of creation and back again.
A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution, is Alchemy (2021), a collection of 14 vibrant chromogenic prints. Each one reiterates the same basic composition and design, with Ilana’s avatar recurring indomitably across two orderly rows. 
Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

The project titled What You Do Not See, Unordinary tells the story of the City of Turin, my city, seen through the eyes of passersby. All photographs have been captured with a long exposure technique; in other words, I mixed then history of the city with my own history, my life experience. In fact, after five years spent fighting a disease, my artistic purpose is primarily that of representing the all too familiar feeling when, as a young man wandering through the city, one feels invisible, and yet still he is thoroughly involved in its daily frenzy.

Featured Stories

Splits of moments by Moin Uddin Ahmed

Splits of moments by Moin Uddin Ahmed

Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time. Sometimes the moment happens right away, and sometimes you have to wait a while. It can be as simple as a woman glancing up or as complex as having many disparate elements align within a perfect composed frame.
Himalaya; Sound of silence by Jagdev Singh

Himalaya; Sound of silence by Jagdev Singh

The land of high passes in Ladakh, India in the shadow of the Himalayas impregnates nature in its most immaculate form. The boundless beauty of the mystic peaks, fathomless vastness, cloud shadows playing hide n seek on mountains all during the day
Ultra-Orthodox Jews by Marcel Kolacek

Ultra-Orthodox Jews by Marcel Kolacek

Three days of photographing the Old City in Jerusalem leave you amazed at the mixture of religions and cultures. But increasingly, I wanted to see between the walls, the ìreal Jerusalemî, without the tourists and the myriad peddlers. When I talk about ìthe real Jerusalemî I mean the tradition, so strong that it defies time.
The Orthogenesis of Soul by Sandipan Mukherjee

The Orthogenesis of Soul by Sandipan Mukherjee

We are all aware about the theory of biologically evaluation for Jean Baptist Lamarck. The theory tells about the evaluation of human how the structure of APE has got transferred to the today’s human being.
Kibera by Marcel Kolacek

Kibera by Marcel Kolacek

Kibera. The largest slum in Africa. With absolute certainty can not say it, but it's pretty huge, especially population density. Various sources state different numbers
Guatemala by Tom Bell

Guatemala by Tom Bell

The highland village markets are filled with people in colorful indigenous clothing, buying and selling brightly hued fruits and vegetables, blankets, woven goods, wood carvings, and articles for tourists.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/nude-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Nude Photography Awards. Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mono2022.jpg

The best 100 images along with the winning images published in the yearly book “Monochromatic – Best Photographers of 2022”

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/banner23.jpg

Call For Entries #23 | After 22 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Nostalgia by Mauricio Candela

Nostalgia by Mauricio Candela

A reflection on how fast the world moves today because of technology. And as a result, how younger generations have walked away from the simplest and most basic things in life.
Beyond ordinary by Goran Jovic

Beyond ordinary by Goran Jovic

Goran started to regard photography as a potential professional pursuit back in 2009, initially through wedding and special events photography, as well as portraiture for artistic portfolios. Even so, he still found himself gravitating toward documentary photography, which he finds to be his main aspiration and ambition.
Gili Yaari : Stranded in Greece – Greece Refugee Crisis

Gili Yaari : Stranded in Greece – Greece Refugee Crisis

Greece has become a flashpoint for the migrant crisis in Europe over the past year. More than 1 million people illegally crossed into Europe in 2015 alone, with some 800,000 of them arriving via Greece.
Anchors by Yulia Artemyeva

Anchors by Yulia Artemyeva

While working on this project, I was looking at reasons why people choose to stay in bed while the society requires them to be active from morning till night, unless they get sick, either physically or emotionally.
Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

I want this poetic-philosophical reflection to speak through my images in these corona times. In my series “Losing our minds” I consciously show only young people who are looking for themselves, for the meaning of life and the relationship between man and nature.
Animeyed by Flora Borsi

Animeyed by Flora Borsi

Flora Borsi is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams.

Trending Stories

A.L.M.A by Mar Martin

A.L.M.A by Mar Martin

In the end of 2013, a high resolution image of the coldest place we know in the Universe was captured by the most powerful set of telescopes in the world: Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Atacama Desert.
Metalworking; Eight hours by Enzo Crispino

Metalworking; Eight hours by Enzo Crispino

hese fifteen photos are part of a project with the same name composed of 85 images, which I realized in the small metalworking company where I have been working for 22 years as a turner on machine tools.
Essay photograpy; Ladja by Edu Monteiro

Essay photograpy; Ladja by Edu Monteiro

The essay photograpy with which Edu Monteiro presents Ladja is simple. In it, an African descendant man partially immersed in water holds a drum. The grip tension seems to be aimed less at protecting the drum from encountering water and more at bringing it along, connecting it to oneself.
Interview with Annick Donkers; Published in our print edition #02

Interview with Annick Donkers; Published in our print edition #02

Annick Donkers is a documentary photographer from Antwerp, Belgium who currently lives and works in Mexico City.
VIP Portrait Gallery by Andrzej Maciejewski

VIP Portrait Gallery by Andrzej Maciejewski

The V.I.P. Portrait Gallery is a series of black and white portraits of potatoes. It is a study of form, a collection of diverse shapes and textures.
A generation who lives between past and present; 24Hoursx90Years by Simona Bonanno

A generation who lives between past and present; 24Hoursx90Years by Simona Bonanno

A generation who lives between past and present. I'm truly fascinated by these old and smarty people that, more than all of us, lives constantly switching from the old era to our now, trying to move with the times, protecting themselves in their timeless world.
James Popsys : Creative Photography

James Popsys : Creative Photography

I used to find a good spot for an image and then be joined by some guy with better equipment than me who would prop up a carbon fibre tripod and take exactly the same photo as me. That's not art, it's completely boring and pointless.
Interview with Sara Bianchi; Published in our print edition #06

Interview with Sara Bianchi; Published in our print edition #06

The printed version of Dodho Magazine it’s absolutely amazing! I love to see well printed images and Dodho is a very good way to develop the photographic culture.
Industry by Francis Meslet

Industry by Francis Meslet

Silent screams of OBLIVION They all went there very early each morning and we only saw them coming back late each night. The factory, this space and time where every day legions of fathers, brothers, neighbours, friends disappeared...

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.