Ngoc Minh Ngo
Ngoc Minh Ngo is a self-taught photographer whose work explores the intrinsic beauty of plants and nature. Growing up in a small seaside town in Vietnam, Ngoc's sense of aesthetic is informed by the landscape – the changing moods of the ocean, the vast open sky, and the many shades of green of the trees. Years later, while working on a black and white feature film in New York City, she discovered the photography of such masters as André Kertész, Jacques Henri Lartigue, and especially Robert Frank, whose images have a potency that seems to come directly from his heart. They taught her the same thing that she had learned from reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux, on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur."
Ngoc's images have been published in such publications as T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Cabana, and House & Garden UK. She is the author of two books, Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature, and In Bloom: Creating and Living with Flowers, both published by Rizzoli.