| Jennifer Botto


One of my favorite things about summer flowers is their ability to attract these gorgeous little creatures with their sumptuous scents. I love photographing this miniature world, watching as they struggle to climb between petal folds, making their way to the source of the enigmatic odor. I imagine the scent trail to be an overwhelmingly seductive force on these tiny bodies, who follow it blindly and with such fervor. I once witnessed an insect orgy atop a giant peony… and could only surmise that the flower's fragrance sent them into a lustful swoon. But hey, what happens on peony stays on peony...

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