"Botanical Inquiry" is a series of photographic dioramas that shuffle nature, geography, and physics into familiar but fictional environments.
In these compositions the physical characteristics of the unremarkable plants I have collected become storytelling elements which, when staged against the backdrop of common urban environments, explores the quietly menacing effect that humans have on the natural world. From a subjective and ambiguous point of view we witness the plants ability to adapt and survive.
By manipulating the optical and staging properties of photography with an analogue “machine” that I have constructed, I have produced these studio based images “in camera” rather using Photoshop compositing. They rely exclusively on the singular perspective of the camera to render their mechanics invisible.