Noble wrinkles

A hymn to the withering tulip

Inspired by the vanitas still lifes of the Old Masters of the Dutch Golden Age painting, this photo series goes, however, beyond their idea of ephemerality, being intended not to remind of the transience of life, but to draw attention to the noble traits the age brings about.

By observing the tulips while gradually advancing in their ripe days, we managed to capture in thousands of shots that incredible, so often unnoticed, almost magnetic beauty of the withering tulips. That is why this series is by no means to be regarded as a mere documentation of one of the natural phases of the tulip life cycle, but as a glorifying hymn to the tulip’s upright and graceful ageing.

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Salmon van Eijk

Leen van der Mark

Paul Scherer

Double Focus

Magic Lavender

Gavota

Royal Virgin

Dow Jones

Spitzbergen

Yellow Pomponette

Hamilton

Esperanto

Matchpoint

Fancy Frills

Ice Cream

Columbus

Mistress

Bigi Brasa

Northcap

Judith Leyster

Super Parrot

Alexandra

Princess Irene

Pacific Pearl

Princess Irene Parrot

Ballerina

Blue Diamond

Charmeur

Mount Tacoma

Pink Diamond

Unique de France

Lucky Parrot

Negrita Double

Blue Diamond

Bell Song

Bastia

Bigi Brasa

Uncle Tom

Washington

Jaap Groot

Honeymoon

Antarctica

Dynasty

Pretty Woman

Marilyn

Virichic

Banja Luka

Washington

Angélique

Queen of the Night

Angélique

Louvre

Royal Virgin

Flaming Parrot

Uncle Tom

Hotpants

Guus Papendrecht

Brigitta

Mistress

Doll’s minuet

Strong Gold

Black Parrot

Ollioules

Flaming Flag

Jumbo Pink

Sunset Miami

Yellow Pomponette

Monte Spider

Alladin

Grand Perfection

Gudoshnik Double

Rococo double

Abu Hassan

Carnaval de Nice

Red Princess

Dow Jones

Strong Love

Marianne

Paul Scherer

Valdivia

Très Chic

Princess Irene Parrot

White Prince

Ganders Rhapsody

Ridgedale

Gudoshnik Double

Spring green

Flaming Kiss

Antarctica

Avant Garde

Dynasty

Ganders Rhapsody

Orange Princess

Verona

Ballerina

Strong Gold

Marjolein Bastin

Monsella

Synaeda King

Magic Lavender

Shirley

Dow Jones

Belicia

Unique de France

Eagle Wings

Paul Scherer

Angélique

“Everything you didn’t know about the tulip”

Book

Did you know that tulips don’t have petals and can grow from seeds and not only from bulbs? Have you ever heard of the tulip formula, the tulip coin or one single tulip bulb serving as a bride’s dowry? Were you aware that the Peace tulip is actually dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko Ono? All these and many more other curious facts about the tulip will be revealed in all detail in our book.

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