A few months ago, photographer Parker Fitzgerald was honored with the task of shooting the cover for Kinfolk Magazine. The issue focused on the coming of spring and, in light of that theme, Fitzgerald created this series of Ice Cream and Flowers. Piled high on top of ice cream cones, the gorgeous displays of flowers look good enough to eat! (Although please note Fitzgerald's cautionary P.S.: Don't eat hydrangeas with, on, or instead of ice cream. They look pretty but are mildly poisonous. You've been warned!)
He teamed up with floral designer Amy Merrick to create the flowering bouquets, which celebrate the blossoming of new, budding life and sunny, springtime days. Using very simple backgrounds and a color palette blending soft pastels with earthy tones, Fitzgerald achieves a harmonious collection that represents the end of winter and the arrival of a new season.
A single hand holds the cones out in the center of the frame in a mysterious presentation of the common treat. The strange mix of real scoops of ice cream melting alongside the flowery petals creates a confusing sense of “do I eat this or not?” Fitzgerald describes the simple, to the point photographs as, “Different and kinda weird. Perfect.” The collection is an amazing display of two talented artists hard at work.