Folio of works
Since I was a teenager, I have been fascinated by the world of Botanical Illustration and how Victorians would travel the world looking for new plants or species. Herbariums were common for pressed specimens. Here, this series of photographs gathered in Florilegium (from Latin flos, flor- ‘flower’ + legere ‘gather) is a collection of flowers at different stages of their lives… set in four sections – imminence, bloom, decline and retreat, which is in turn a nod to the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus and his work on plant classification.
A collection of poetic studies that explore a minimal palette of black and white floral photographs. Inspired by the colour palettes of Scandinavian painters, giving a gentle breath – a whisper – of these delicate forms.
Through my research in Colour Psychology and Nature over the last twenty years, the photographs in this collection explore the expressive power of colour by setting them in large fields that immerse the viewer when viewed closely. With this emphasis on narrative, composition and tone are key to this sparse poetry, allowing them to speak of their colour alone.
A series of photographs documenting the flowers, fruits and vegetables planted in a cottage garden in the Cotswold Hills. Cottage garden planting, where herbs, fruit and vegetables were traditionally grown amongst flowers for the house, has a rich history and setting the subjects in a contemporary form, creates a contrast to their romantic reputation.