Well-known orchidist Max Fulcher is also a dab hand at flower illustration and photography. This new book demonstrates his deep love of nature. Never one to get bogged down in political correctness, Max revels in the language of flowers, and though illusionary, his visuals are exceedingly accurate in vibrant living color. Behind each soft petal lies painstaking work-intricate lines, often more telling than the sumptuous overlay of the finished illustration. As Max discovered the art of drawing on the computer, he realised that each illustration was created using layer upon layer of colour and design, hence, the name 'StripTease'. Some of the world's best loved blossoms feature in 'Striptease'; the flaming red Queensland FireWheel and outrageously pink Fraser Island Creeper, indigenous Australian beauties, vie with a bevy of ravishing orchids and other exotic botanica to capture reader attention. 'Striptease' contains a colorful supplement of art and photography actually reproduced from the author's travel diaries and sketch pads.
Max Fulcher, a highly individual fourth generation Australian entrepreneur, creates and directs creative business solutions for a wide range of clients. His work is essentially based on subjects relating to his journeys throughout the exotic regions of South East Asia-Burma, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South China Sea, and outback Australia. Fulcher shares his unique world of words and ideas through books, design, larger-than-life photography, and corporate publishing campaigns. His photography and stories have appeared in a variety of magazines, including "Vogue Entertaining, Your Garden, Belle, House & Garden, Sydney Morning Herald, ITA, " and "Australian Women's Weekly." Some of Australia's leading companies, including Westpac and ANZ, have commissioned Max for various creative works and communications. Max's portfolio of art and photography is characterized by a huge appreciation of nature and humanity, sought after by enthusiasts and collectors alike. It is a showcase of vibrant illusion including tropical flowers, people, places, and rainforests-nature in all her forms - inspired by a lifetime of traveling. His orchid collection holds 2000 plants.