Strange Leaves: An Imagined Future Filled With Bizarrely-Toned Plant Life by Al MeferDecember 3, 2018
In his new streak Strange Leaves, photographer Al Mefer( previously) originates a climate of post-disaster biodiversity by changing the hues of tropical seeds to bizarre and even unsettling colour palettes. Mefer shares with Colossal that his body of work, including Alien Architecture and Deserts of the Future, aims to” develop a kind of pseudodocumentary in which humans have left Earth because of the present environmental and social issues we’re facing .” The serial is comprised of serene backgrounds, with the visual field filled solely by monstera leaves, ferns, and palm limbs gradation to intense–almost luminescent–reds, violets, and blues.
” In this landscape ,” the craftsman shows,” the grotesque aspect of mutated plants is commonplace in a nature where the odd is the only appeal to be knowledge .” You can see more of Mefer’s operated photography on his website and Instagram.( via Fubiz)
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