Doan Ly’s Ethereal Still Lifes

Florist, photographer and founder of the studio a.p. bio, Doan Ly brings dreamy ideas to life using light, texture and beautiful, living things. She finds inspiration in what’s around her—pulling together plants, garments and materials to stage otherworldly images that are equal parts freakebana and art. Ly tells Sight Unseen, “I may see a fun shipment of melons on my way to the subway, for example. Other times, I’ll choose one prop—like gloves—and explore a shoot around that.” Read the full interview and see some of Ly’s sublime photography at Sight Unseen.