Daniel Shipp - 'Botanical Inquiry'

Botanical Inquiry is a series of photographic studies that depict familiar but fictional environments

In these compositions the physical characteristics of the unremarkable plants I have collected from suburban streets become narrative elements which, when staged against the backdrop of common urban environments, question the contentious relationship between humans and nature.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 16 May 2018 to Saturday 02 June 2018

Daniel Shipp - 'Botanical Inquiry' image

Published by MAY SPACE on Sunday 13 May 2018.
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This relationship is reflected in the real / unreal qualities of the images, achieved in some part by manipulating the optical and staging properties of photography with a device that I have constructed that allows me to create the images “in camera” without relying on digital compositing techniques.

The ambiguous point of view conjured by the images is designed to be as unsettling as it is seductive.