Just read this about Sir Peter Smithers, the supposed inspiration for Flemming’s James Bond.
Inspired myself, I went on to read other information and found this quote in a NYT article that was just so satisfying I couldn’t help but share it:

{His lush photographic images of flowers won eight gold medals from the horticultural society, where some of them hang. They have been called “floral pornography.”
Sir Peter fleshed out this idea in an interview with The New York Times in 1987.}

“This is Playboy in flowers,” he said. “What are flowers but sex in action? The bee performs the wedding. I take the pictures on the wedding day. Two days later, the flowers are exhausted.”

What can you say to that?