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 

Inspired by a botanical diaristic approach these pictures document one years menstrual cycles. Each subject was photographed as found and without intervention.


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.

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