Last Dance

Finalist - The Beauty of Plants

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Portfolio details - Last Dance

Photographer: John Grant
Competition: Competition-14
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Last Dance by John Grant

The botanical pieces in this portfolio are perfect examples of my process. They each involved a complex evolution of technique, observation and style. Technique involved using a scanner instead of a camera to make exquisitely detailed imagery captured using many layers of ‘information’.

The botanical work involved long-term observation and the patience to create specific designs out of very complex multi-part arrays. Importantly, in this work I chose the dried botanical materials for their shape and form, often pressing them and then observing the amazing evolution of colour over time that made these painting-like works.


Finalist, Portfolio - Competition-14

The Beauty of Plants