Photo-synthesis: Shooting Plants
The Greeks gave us the words used to describe my profession. Photo means 'light' and graphy (from graphos) means 'drawing' - so photography is 'drawing with light'. Plants sussed out how to work with light way before the Greeks came on the scene of course, with Photosynthesis - which means putting together (with the help of) light.
So, when my people photography dried up during the lockdown, I turned to my fellow light wranglers for a series of plant photographs. Most of these were taken in and around the garden in Newport, but a few come from further afield.
I've always loved plants - the sheer diversity of shape, colour, texture etc makes them excellent photographic subjects. During lockdown, and with no people to photograph, I entertained myself by shooting some of the plants in our garden.
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