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The images in this series were made using an emulsion of plant chlorophyll. The resulting fugitive prints were then digitally scanned and printed on paper with inkjet. The series takes its inspiration from a diary entry by the Scottish botanist David Douglas, recording his first direct contact with the Pacific Northwest coast in 1825. The first plant he touched was salal. He subsequently shipped its seeds back to Britain where it is now regarded as an invasive species. The date of 1825 also corresponds with some of the world’s earliest photographic prints made in France by Nicephore Niepce.

Salal