Australian photographer Daniel Shipp’s photographic series “Botanical Inquiry” blends the beauty of every day plants along side ghostly urban environments. The composition of the plants highlights and accents their subtle botanical beauty. It creates a striking contrast with the often haunted background. His arrangements have the pants framing the urban scene. The viewer looks through their foliage to see the world beyond.
I enjoy that you can tell the images are constructed. The plants are collected and posed in relationship the their background. The resulting technique creates a strong cinematic image that’s aware of it’s artifice. The resulting image creates a more interesting narrative. You see the world through the plants perspective, on its scale.