cyanotype prints

Garden of Extinction delves deep into the fascinating realm of plants, taking you on an illustrative cyanotype journey around the globe, to discover all manner of strange and beautiful species - each one threatened by imminent extinction.

As the light of conservation shines upon this century, plants are often overlooked and left wilting in the shadows. Whilst megafauna such as pandas take centerstage, roughly one hundred thousand plants are directly threatened with extinction – more than a third of all Earth’s flora. This number continues to rise every day. 

Garden of Extinction adopts the cyanotype method to portray plants. It is an alternative photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print, famously used by pioneering photographers such as Anna Atkins. 

The illustrations were placed over cyanotype coated paper and exposed to the sun. Here are the outcomes.