PHOTOGRAPHER | SHIRIN TOWN
ART DIRECTION | KARA TOWN
CLIENT | PERSONAL
PUBLISHED | NEST TOGETHER
Driven by an ongoing personal affinity with Cacti and an understanding of photography's undeniable ability to capture nature's most intimate details, I became increasingly intrigued by, perhaps what still remains the lesser known work of, Ansel Adams.
Known for his interaction with nature on a direct and personal scale, Adams, through the close view of his camera, was able to capture the artful interplay between nature's strength and power, form and texture, light and shadow. In capturing the beauty of the natural world's particulars, his distant views soon complimented the intimate ones, giving us an intense appreciation of what is close enough to touch and smell, and as importantly the relevant role that the intimate environment plays within the greater one.
With this in mind, I asked Sydney photographer Shirin Town to visit The Royal Botanic Gardens in an homage to both Adams' understanding of the environment and his defining photographic techniques. Shirin's ability to succinctly decipher and build upon my vision, in producing these otherworldly botanical portraits, far exceeded my expectations.