I have been using a flatbed photo scanner as my “camera” to photographically preserve objects from nature since 1997.

I usually bring plant cuttings and natural objects to my studio for imaging but I have on occasion set up my equipment on location, scanning plants picked “straight from the garden.”

Items may be propped, weighted or suspended to rest gently on the glass my extra large format flatbed photo scanner. Making several passes of the scanner at low resolution, I experiment with and build the image composition, making adjustments in the scanner software settings. It usually takes an hour or two for this phase of the process. Then using photo editing software, I work to adjust color, tone and sharpness, digitally retouching lint, haze and pollen from the image.

My botanical imagery has always preserved botanical souvenirs of a garden at a particular moment in time. The primary mission of my work is to celebrate the efforts of gardeners and nature’s exquisite beauty.

  • Joined: July 2013

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My "BEAUTIFUL / DELICIOUS" 2016 Calendar

What a thrill it is to announce that my Redbubble Calendar is now available for ordering! It features scanner photographs made fresh from the bounty of my friends’ gardens. I am proud to say that I even grew the contents of the cover image in my first attempt at a community garden plot. These souvenirs of the past growing season will usher in the coming year . I ordered one for my own kitch…
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