Matt Purciel Photography

Flowers & Forests

Spring is one of my favorite times of year to photograph especially in California. With a Mediterranean climate, the seasonal rains bring new life to the normal desert landscape with lush grasses and a myriad of colorful wildflowers and plants. One of my favorite subjects to photography are the incredible display of wildflowers. The blooms begin the low elevations of the deserts and move up to the valleys, foothills before finally blooming in the high alpine topography. The only challenge is the wildflower season is so quick and often only lasts a couple weeks before going back to seed. The forests of California also have a lot to offer and are one of the most diverse ecosystems ranging from the temperate redwood forests of the coast to the barren bristlecone pine forest of the White Mountains. Feel free to browse this Flowers and Forests collection. The fine art found in this gallery are available in the form of limited-edition prints, created using materials such as acrylic and craftmanship for your enjoyment.