Top international photographer Richard Fischer will exhibit at the Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, until 05 January 2020. Fischer is one of the most prominent botanical photographers worldwide. Due to his commitment and his unique portraits of endangered blossoms, he is also referred to as the “Ambassador of Flowers”. Richard Fischer was born in Manila, Philippines, and moved to Europe at the age of twelve. He now lives in France and in Germany. Forty years ago he established himself as a professional photographer and has been prized with numerous international awards. Over the last twenty years, Fischer focused on portraying flowers likened to “Floral Sculptures”. For this, he worked in close cooperation with renown botanical gardens. His images are fragile and mesmerizing alike, as flowers represent the ultimate form of beauty. With his commitment to art, Fischer creates awareness of nature’s fragility.
In his coffee table picture book “A Tribute to Flowers – Plants under Pressure” (teNeues Publishing House) a relevant share is dedicated to endangered species. Due to our dying biological world, one in every three plant species is threatened with extinction. In 2010 Richard Fischer exhibited in the Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva. His work has also been shown in New York, Tokyo and throughout Europe. In close cooperation with Chinas Academy of Art, he exhibited at Ningbo Museum of Art, the second-largest art museum in China. Fischer also was nominated for the Prix Pictet, the worlds leading award for sustainable photography. Richard Fischer’s floral photography will be presented in the Netherlands for the first time. The exhibition will be shown at the Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer, which opened its doors last year. Aalsmeer is home to the world’s largest flower auction and therefore is known as the flower capital of Europe. As a highlight, the entire museum will be made available for this exhibition, showing more than fifty spectacular Fine Art Prints. For the very first time Fischer ventures into a unique three-dimensional collaboration. French sculptor Jean Jacques Argueyrolles will present his works in clay, iron, and bronze inspired by Fischer’s floral photographs, thus providing the exhibition with a first-ever experience. Argueyrolles works alternately in France, Thailand, and China. He exhibited at major art exhibitions, fairs, and galleries in the Far East and Europe.