...Of a Botanical Nature
by Roka Walsh
About the Book
Filled with photographs of botanical beauties—both untouched and digitally manipulated—this book explores the botanical world from different perspectives.
It is the ephemeral quality of nature that inspires me to photograph its bounty. I love capturing a botanical beauty or bird perched in a tree, and blending that image with other organic elements, paintings, handmade papers, and digital effects. It is in those moments of connecting with and transforming the image, that I form an intimate connection to my art. I exert control through the photographic process and in choosing what elements I will add to the image. It is when I am deep in the process of layering those facets, that my control diminishes and I allow the “magic” to take over. As the image develops, I am in control again and I add finishing touches. My work is a collaboration between the image and elements, technology, and me.