A beautiful catalogue for photographer Isamu Sawa by Derek Samuel

Australian designer Derek Samuel has created a beautiful catalogue for photographer Isamu Sawa’s Without Water series of flower photographs

According to Samuel, Melbourne-based photographer Isamu Sawa was inspired to create the images by the leftover flowers from his wife’s bridal florist business and how their beauty lived on even after they had passed their use-by date.

From Isamu Sawa's Without Water series
Rosa Hybrida from Isamu Sawa’s Without Water series

To create the images, Sawa used a process called ‘focus stacking’, taking up to 25 close-up or macro
images with graduating depths of field and then combining them to 
produce a single image.

From Isamu Sawa's Without Water series
Rose #5 from Isamu Sawa’s Without Water series

For a show of the work at Sawa’s studio, Samuel designed an A3 brochure with an embossed cover. “The typeface is an altered version of Port Regular,” Samuel says. “We really linked its organic forms and thought they reflected the natural forms of the flowers”.

Brochure for Isamu Sawa's Without Water show by Derek Samuel Design
Brochure for Isamu Sawa’s Without Water show by Derek Samuel Design
Brochure for Isamu Sawa's Without Water show by Derek Samuel Design
Brochure for Isamu Sawa’s Without Water show by Derek Samuel Design
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Samuel also designed the exhibition.

See more of Derek Samuel’s work here. Isamu Sawa’s site is here

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