Falsum Plantis Aquaticis

Series of images, finalised within a photographic book

This body of work is centred upon the idea of subverting the traditional authoritative entity of the nature photo book, and exploring the ideas of manipulation within photography. The work references past nature photo books as well as botanical illustration; by referencing historical tradition in terms of layout and style of imagery, it further subverts the idea of authority and ‘truth’ of the photographic image. This work fits very much in our current climate of the post-modern in terms of debating the ‘truth’ of the photographic image, and ideally the work would be placed within the context of a library to add to the deception of the book.