William Josephs Radford

United Kingdom

These are no ordinary photographs of flowers. On the surface they may appear very normal, however the technique which was used to capture them is completely unique and never been done before.

To create these artworks the artist placed the flowers in a dark room with the camera set to a long exposure, then he proceeded to light them with a phone screen which was playing pornographic content. The carnal colors and erotic scenes are reflected in the floral arangements, creating a stark contrast between concept and composition.

As an artist who is interested in exploring controversial topics, William Josephs Radford created this series to raise awareness around porn addiction. More specifically, he wanted to encourage more sensitivity in a society that has been desensitized to pornography. 


I created these works to reflect on the desensitisation of pornography in modern society, comparing and contrasting the innocence of these beautiful floral arrangements with the method which was used to capture them. 

Color is artificially injected into the image by exposing the plants to hours of pornographic content. We cannot physically see the scenes reflected in the composition, but we still feel their presence.

I like to think of these works as "Light Tainting's". Because, instead of just layering light and color on the surface, I taint the very nature of the subject.

A strange balance between delicate and disturbing. These thought provoking images aim to capture conflicting emotions, such as; Beauty, Fragility, Pain & Pleasure.