9 Jan 2013


This large bamboo stand in the local botanic gardens is one of my favourite spots for photography when I visit there. The light seems to be different each time and I seem to find a new way of capturing it's tainted beauty. Tainted because of the many promises, statements and general non-decipherable scribbles that have been carved into the surfaces of it's straggly uprights. Rather than detract from the appearance, I feel that the graffiti adds character and a certain timeless charm, with the messages being part of the living plant. The path depicted here leads through to a small, muddy watercourse and a mini-forest of tall Casuarinas beyond. A floor of bamboo leaves make way for fine causaurina needles and tiny cones.[link]

[link to Bamboo Series]