The Flowers of Provence (Hardcover)
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New York Times bestselling author and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck displays her stunning photography of the flowers of Southern France in this beautiful gift book.
When acclaimed and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck set out for a one-year getaway in the French countryside, she didn’t expect it to change her life forever. She’s spent several years chronicling her life in Provence ever since. During her time, she gave birth to her daughter and accumulated hundreds of thousands of followers on social media for her exquisite photography.
In Beck’s first book, the New York Times bestselling An American in Provence, you got a glimpse into her world in beautiful words and pictures. Now, The Flowers of Provence immerses them in lush photography of her most beloved subjects. In addition to must-see stunning photography, 90% of which has never been published in a book before, Beck includes thoughts about what inspires her to create such incredible works of art and tips for cutting and preserving flowers. The Flowers of Provence is sure to delight long-time fans, armchair travelers, photography connoisseurs, and of course, anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of flowers.
About the Author
Jamie Beck took her first photograph at the age of thirteen and soon after began earning her living as a professional photographer. By twenty-eight, she opened her own commercial photographic studio in lower Manhattan. Jamie has shot campaigns and editorials for some of the world’s most famous brands, including Chanel, Donna Karan, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft. Her work has appeared under the mastheads of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, on Netflix, and in digital ad displays for Disney. She has been commissioned by luxury brands such as Chopard, Cartier, and Volvo and has twice been named by Adweek magazine as one of the industry’s top 100 creatives, with numerous features written about her body of work in Communication Arts, WWD, and Time. With her camera never leaving her side, Jamie has spent almost twenty-five years traveling the world, one photographic frame at a time. In 2016, she took what was to be a one-year sabbatical to create a personal body of work in the South of France, which changed the entire course of her life, one that blossomed into a career as an art photographer and delivered her a French-born baby girl named Eloise. Jamie is the author of the New York Times bestselling An American in Provence. She lives in Provence with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Instagram @JamieBeck.co.
“Beck presents a gorgeous book, perfect for gardeners, romantics, and armchair travelers.”—Shelf Awareness
“The Flowers of Provence is filled with stories and images that will leave you longing to go outside and, as Jamie says, ‘watch the ballet of nature unfold.’ Her photography so uniquely captures the ethereal quality of flowers and the beauty of the Provence region, making you feel as though you’re experiencing each season and spellbinding location alongside her, all while calling to mind the wonder that exists all around you, wherever you might call home.”—from the Foreword by Erin Benzakein, founder of Floret
“Jamie Beck is a storyteller; she weaves the beauty nature has gifted us in the form of florals into enchanting works of art. I am endlessly inspired by how she sees the world and grateful she’s given everyone the opportunity to share in it. This book is sure to enrich your life with beauty as it has certainly done for mine.”—Anna Bond, cofounder of Rifle Paper Co.
“Jamie Beck’s book The Flowers of Provence is a breathtaking exploration of the enchanting world of flowers, immersing readers in the captivating beauty of Provence. From the moment I opened the pages, I was transported to a realm of vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the irresistible allure of nature’s masterpieces. She captures each photograph with a sense of romance, elegance, and authenticity. Whether you want to know more about florals or simply have an appreciation for the exquisite, Jamie Beck’s book is a treasure trove of inspiration.”—Chloé Crane-Leroux, author, photographer, and tastemaker
“Jamie is, without a doubt, one of the most talented photographers of our time. If you’re looking for a beautiful book that instantly transports you to Provence, this is it!”—Gaby Dalkin, New York Times bestselling author and TV host
“Jamie’s newest creation, The Flowers of Provence, is a delightful escape to the French countryside for those of us who have a love affair with flowers. The book is a visual feast of fragrant blooms I can nearly smell through each page.”—Jenny Cipoletti, writer, designer, and content creator
“Jamie Beck’s The Flowers of Provence awakens the pure, bordering-on-spiritual awe of nature that exists within each of us. It’s a salve for the mind and the soul.”—Eva Kosmas Flores, author and photographer
“To open the pages of Jamie’s book is to enter a world of natural beauty, ethereal dreams, and photographic inspiration. Her portraits and still life photos of flowers will transport you to Provence. This book is where I want to live when the world around me feels chaotic.”—Aran Goyoaga, creator of Cannelle et Vanille and three-time James Beard Award finalist
“Jamie’s lush floral photography captures the essence of the natural beauty of Provence, but her images also nod reverentially to the art historical cannon, with her decadent Dutch Renaissance–style still lifes and tableaux that animate beloved paintings like Monet’s famous Poppy Field. This book is a seduction of the senses and the intellect.”—Fanny Singer, author of Always Home and founder of Permanent Collection