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Monochrome plant shape and texture photo
Monochrome plant shape and texture image
Monochrome plant shape and texture study

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.

Subject: Plant shape and texture study

Style: Fine art
Medium: Photography – digital
Botanical study © 2020
Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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