Alternative Flowers

PrizeShortlist in Shoot (photo/video)
University/SchoolFalmouth University
ArtistGemma Ryder
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My work is inspired by the unlimited variety and exact structures found in the natural world. I am constantly discovering altered photographic techniques and skills to improve as a photographer. Alternative flowers were created using a flatbed scanner rather than a conventional digital camera or film. Modern technology is forever changing, and I feel we can often discard items for newer and better. The scanner, to me, represent time, something that we all once had and now, due to modern technology, have forgotten.

I am a fine art photographer and my images explore the natural world around us. I am deeply interested in colour, texture and form and how nature can have an impact on our emotions. I believe education and learning is a gift which should always be developed and past on to others.