Acclaimed New York City photographer Paul Lange has segued from editorial and celebrity images to fine art photography. The 50-acre country estate of renowned Manhattan florist Zeze provides the subject matter for his new nature series. Big Blooms are large, lavish portraits of flowers – primarily peonies and including poppies, roses and irises - from the Hudson Valley. The flower portraits are inspired by women, featuring blooms photographed on stark white backgrounds, lit as human portrait subjects. Working with concepts of size, scale and gesture, Lange coaxes each botanical specimen to display whimsically anthropomorphic characteristics that evoke a feminine persona.