Flora Study IInspired by nature, I started photographing live plants/flower along with dried plants/flowers in the spring of 2018.
In order to properly capture my diminutive subject’s decaying beauty I adopted a sophisticated photographic technique more commonly used in science than art, known as focus stacking.
I sometimes take up to 60 images of a plant before combining them using computer software to produce a single, crisp and extremely detailed image in uniform focus.
The technique is painstaking and highly time-consuming, requiring incredible patience, precision and technical ability. But it results in images of staggering beauty, rich in almost otherworldly botanical detail.
As I collected more flowers from my yard and my local florists, shooting the flowers in between commercial work in my studio, I began experimenting with different forms and plant structures....
Flora Study I 2019. Giclée Print | Size 44" x 44" | Edition 15+2AP | Inquiry about this work