The 3.5 foot tall Corpse Flower is currently in peak bloom at the United States Botanical Garden. During this time the plant secretes a smell so foul that it’s compared to that of rotting flesh. My social media feeds have been flooded with images of this grotesque but beautiful bloom. Victoria Pickering’s image wonderfully captures the act of documenting this rare occasion in full, personal point-of-view.
It was a warm one last weekend, so the crew of a D.C. fire truck provided some relief for Pride festival goers, which Victoria Pickering caught in this perfect summertime image.
This one of many images that Victoria Pickering captured of new installation by the Charles Bergen Studio. The team of artists were selected by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to create the Chinatown DC Barnes Dance Artwork. Pickering’s photo is a striking and well-composed image that gives a glimpse of the intriguing installation.
I was sitting with my mother trying to decide which photo to select for today’s In Frame. She immediately saw this photo by Victoria Pickering and said, “I just love the color!” My mother was right—the vibrant primary colors really pop on a bright white background.
The angle in which Victoria Pickering photographed this scene is magnificently puzzling, and documents the installation of Living Time Line: Paul Robeson last Saturday on a U St. alleyway in D.C. Muralist Cory L Stowers received a commission from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to create this work, which depicts the life of Paul Robeson. Pickering notes that the mural “contains an image recognition technology which triggers access to rich content, and is the first use of this technology for an outdoor mural.”