Plant shape and texture
The monochrome photos in this blog post are part of an ongoing botanical study in which I primarily focus on documenting flora and faunas’ shape and texture. I used a macro lens to capture the art work featured here. Mostly because it accentuates the tiny details and intricacies of the botanical found specimen.
Furthermore, as the subjects are ‘found’ flora specimens they’re generally already starting to fade. Oftentimes, I notice the subject’s color fade, as its life slips away. However, it is fascinating to watch the flower breakdown, and decompose.
As the decomposition process starts, the plant life transforms into new subject material. More often than not, as the organic material breaks down I will document the process as it unfolds.
“decomposition the process by which compounds in once-living things are broken down and returned to the environment; the process by which something decays or rots.”
To conclude, you may wish to explore more botanical art works. I recommend you check out the High and Low Key Flower Photography blog post. Similarly I suggest you visit the ‘Nature’ gallery to see the best of my nature photographs. Also, the Nature gallery is regularly updated with fresh work.
Artist: © Tahnia Roberts 2020
Style: Fine art
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia