Phase One 645DF+, IQ280 digital back (80MP), 120mm AF Macro
'Emerging – Decaying 2015' is a series of stilled lives contemplating the brevity of life, the process of ageing, mortality and the evolution of nature’s only real strategy for immortality - beauty, sex, and the passing of genes to the next generation.
To portray the process of emerging and decaying, I closely observed the specimens in my studio over a period of weeks from bud burst to decay. Due to the fact that it is impossible to obtain the required depth of field at this magnification, each final stilled life is a composite of between 15 and 30 individual 80MP (240mb) frames focus blended in post production.
A series of 10 images were selected for the final exhibition and printed to 1000x800mm, resulting in a very successful exhibition.