I enjoy spending time in nature, collecting treasures and bringing them back to my studio in order to re-compose them. My techniques were straight forward, I used basic lighting methods and directly captured the subjects. For some photographs in this series, I aimed to create collage-like images with many small things from nature while for other photos I allowed the simplicity of the subject to be the focus. *All of the creatures used for this series were found dead and intact except for the slug, who was safely returned to nature after an afternoon of modeling.*
I think it is a great gift to give viewers the ability to see the unfamiliar up close and in detail. I believe that this series delivers a unique experience for individuals as they interpret the use of color, the dead, and the living.