Ian Shiver is always up for making weird shit and that's why I wasn't surprised when he said yes to spending his Tuesday filling sandwiches with flowers. We hit the Italian market in South Philly and bought a few rolls from Sarcones Bakery and Wonderbread from the corner papi shop. What happened next was lunch time magic.
I've been borderline obsessed with all things Ikebana over the last year. So, I reached out to my creative and inspiring friend and Philadelphia photographer, Ian Shiver of Viva Love Photography to have some fun in his South Philly studio. I had a blast sourcing the props and flowers we used. (Check out those Hasami Porcelain bowls I found at Rikumo). I loved exploring Ikebana because it required SO much intentionality when arranging but also freedom in my ability to manipulate the materials we used. Check out a few of my favorites from our session together below!