Piece description from the artist
Most magnolias are native to the United States and southeastern Asia.
Robert Ullmann earned his B.F.A. from the Juilliard School in 1979. His influences started with painters, and moved to photographers of the 30’s and 40’s including "Edward Weston":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Weston , "Ansel Adams":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams , "Roy DeCarava":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Decarava , "Dorothea Lange":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange and others. Ullman's fine art photography clients include McGill University, HarperCollins, Columbia Law School and the Encyclopedia Britannica.