Star Jasmine

How do you photograph a magical scent?

I currently have an almighty wall of flowering Jasmine, draped in abundance over my deck railing. As I work on the computer or am practising yoga, intense wafts of rich jasmine engulf me. Its a moment that happens only in this season, and why spring is truly magical for me.

I’ve been floating around on the melody of the scent for weeks breathing in deeply (and thanking the universe I don’t have hay-fever!), pondering how to capture the intensity of the scent, to hold on to this moment, freeze it, bottle it.   But this is the time I remember some very good advice a colleague once gave….”sometimes its better to put the camera down and fully experience the moment”.