This is a story about a flower that has made man mad.
Greed, desire, anguish, devotion have all played their part...
No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage;
it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour...
plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.
Anna Pavord, The Tulip
Semper Augustus was a Rosen tulip, but to call it simply a red and white flower would be like describing rubies and emeralds as red and green stones.
Mike Dash, Tulipomania: The Story Of The World’s Most Coveted Flower And The Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
This body of work was published in the summer of 2016 by Editions Bessard as a limited edition of 250. Each copy comes boxed with a signed and numbered print. Introduction by Martin Parr.