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Platinum / palladium prints

A new series of platinum / palladium prints is being made, featuring heads of globe artichokes from Pete's garden. The heads evolve over a period of time after being picked and unfold to reveal an infinite variety of leaf patterns. Individual plants undergo several metamorphoses and can yield a number of photographic opportunites as they slowly change from fresh and live to dried specimens.

These changes can be seen to represent the continuing evolving patterns of the wider landscape and seasons in miniature.

The flower heads are photographed on 10" x 8" film and contact printed on to Arches Platine, 100% cotton rag paper, hand coated with platinum and palladium metals.

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