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Decay

The roadside and park trees of Singapore often host many other plants. The Rain Tree in particular attracts epiphytes, the most common, the Bird’s Nest Fern. I have tried capturing them many times, but with little success. Instead I focus on smaller detail, here the old leaves, slowly decaying beneath. The plant is lush, it shouts green! So why remove the colour? Without the colour, you can see the texture, the form, the soul. This will always be one of my most treasured images. I finally achieved a silver quality I had only seen in other peoples work. I heavily critique my own work, something I need to let go, so it’s rare for me to sit back and smile and think ‘I made that!'

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