Lately I have been photographing plants. I have come to this subject by being involved in architecture; I am interested that we are accustomed to seeing things in a 2-dimensional way and that this takes us to a strange way of knowing something. Strangely, with the camera I am able to face this sort of crisis of representation. With me the camera objectifies things; it's brooding and deliberate and quite straightforward. It holds things still. I think that by this enquiring sort of framing I'm beginning here a romance with the rage and fragility of the subjects. The photographs take something from botanical drawing where things are meant to be represented as they are at a scale that is certain, usually 1:1. It's an oddity that the photos are flat, and that they can seem to contain within them a space of effects, that's often missed by the eye.
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