Alexander James - Glass, 2012
“In this new body of work I explore a process formulated in the studio that naturally removes all the pigment from the capillaries in rose petals. It is a complex procedure that over a period of days replaces the pigment with highly purified water leaving behind only the skeletal fibre and plant structure visible; all while the plant still lives and grows.
These beautifully detailed and painterly photographic works are captured underwater and presented ‘as shot’ without the use of post production either traditional or digital.
From the outset I wanted to take this instantly recognisable subject and re-present it in an entirely new and significant way. Originality of process is paramount, even with something as common place as a rose.”