Dear Beyoncé...

Dear Beyoncé,

With great admiration, I write to you, putting my wishes out there to the Universe. I want to photograph you.

Being a huge fan of yours, and a lover of all things floral and fantasy, I feel we could create something that could be uniquely beautiful.

When these two images were published, I was overwhelmed seeing your inclusion of flowers and fine-art into your announcement of Sir Carter and Rumi. Friends and fans alike kept messaging me, encouraging me to reach out, to see what we could shoot together. On my own accord, I never thought about doing it and it never even came to my attention. But after seeing all the encouragement, I felt I had to at least put it out there!

You see, my work is rooted heavily in magical worlds, heavy with flowers and based in fantasy. I photograph women and imagine them as queens of other worlds. Portraits of strong women in floral landscapes with a sense of opulence.

Imagine what would transpire if I could photograph an actual queen, and capture her like a goddess.

Beyoncé, I hope you would allow me the opportunity!

From one flower lover to another, 

Bella

www.bellakotak.com
info@bellakotak.com

Daughter of Spring...

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Now this is where the real highlight of my year happened! Out in the desert, warm fine sand sinking softly under my bare feet and nothing but blue skies and bright sun above, suffice to say, life felt pretty perfect. Walking high on softly rolling dunes was a dream (one I didn't even know I had) come true!