However, despite the beauty of the works, they give off a sense of melancholy that is reminiscent of the dead pressed flowers a person would find in a book. While this feeling of melancholy and reflection is common among framed black and white photography, it’s surprising for many people to see flowers treated in this way. That's because flowers, in both traditional artwork and photographic representations, are generally all about living life to the fullest. These ghostly flower pictures, on the other hand, are a bit more complex. They're ghost-like appearance suggests reflection of the past while their subject matter focuses on the present.
For many people and businesses these two qualities of contrast and duality are exactly why they prefer black and white flower photography in their homes or place of business. An example of where this form of art would be appropriate is in a wedding boutique, where the potential bride is embracing the moment and leaving her past.