I won't sugar-coat it -- this is a brutal form of portraiture. Instead of capturing the light reflected off a subject, I take actual cuttings of the plant, place these directly onto photographic paper in the dark, press them under glass, set them outside for exposure in sunlight, and finally remove the limp remains before chemically fixing the paper to stabilize the image. The process is called lumen printing, and I have used many different kinds of photo paper in experimenting with it. (Another examaple on my website is the gallery "Florachiara.") In this collection of dark abstractions of botanical life, obscurity lures the viewer into closer study of line, curve and form.
(2012 - ongoing; Photogram origin)