Flowers Waiting To Bloom
Tears fall from the leaves of flowers that will never bloom. Recently I came across an old email from Ren Hang’s studio. We were in conversations about developing a scent under Folie À Plusieurs that sought to capture the feeling of his photographic works. Less than a year later I received the tragic news that he had committed suicide, a young visionary who represented a fresh new generation of Chinese photographers. Yesterday he would have been 34. I reflected on the project and wondered if the scent was realized what would it say? How would the smell depict his work? How would the fragrance serve to remember him and what he brought to photography? Flowers waiting to bloom… like his many beautiful works that we will never see or a young talent growing into his own that we will never meet.