contemporary photography – ferns 1

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My name is Megan Jones I’m a university student studying contemporary photography. My current project was inspired by the Herbarium section at the museum I was lucky enough to go behind the scenes looking at the huge collections they have stored there. I personally felt inspired by the patterns and detail in the pressed plants and flowers we were shown, I decided it was something I wanted to explore more so I re visited the museum with the help from Lindsey I routed through a box of ferns collected from all over the world and started photographing them close up using different angles and focal lengths. Another part of my project I am working on is experimenting with pressing plants myself and working with these in the dark room to create phonograms this is something that has all stemmed from being so inspired at the museum towards the end of my project I hope to gather all these mixed media images together into a book filled with patterns created by plants and flowers.

Here are some images from my project so far I’m looking forward to re visiting the museum and completing my project, keep checking the blog to see an update on my work!

Thanks for reading Megan Jones

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13 thoughts on “contemporary photography – ferns 1

    nathanphototech said:
    April 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Nice work.

    Danielle said:
    April 12, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Really beautiful pictures

    louise285 said:
    April 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Amazing! Very talented!

    Olivia said:
    April 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Really great pictures, very interesting and detailed. Would love to see more of this kind of stuff.

    Anna McNairn said:
    April 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Beautiful photos for a really interesting project.

    Holly said:
    April 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Lovely pictures, really creative!

    Yasmin said:
    April 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Really great work, very inspirational.

    Sadie said:
    April 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Lovely detail and composition!

    Amelia said:
    April 12, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Amazing pictures- would love to see more

    Georgie Webster said:
    April 12, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I really like your work!! Please let me know when you do more

    Holly Woodward said:
    April 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Really cool photos! Very detailed and interesting work

    Janik L. said:
    April 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Ferns are such a awesome reminder of prehistoric times.
    I’ll never forget fossilized ferns I saw as a kid and every time I see them, it’s always an amazing picture of time…

    […] I was granted access to photograph a section of the extensive herbarium collection at the museum. https://herbologymanchester.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/contemporary-photography-ferns/ As promised  I have an update on the project now it has come to an end, after visiting the museum […]

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