I am a London based botanical photo-artist born in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’ in 1989.
I have been awarded a gold medal for my botanical photography from the Royal Horticultural Society, the most prestigious award for botanical art in the United Kingdom.
To create my photographs, I employ an improvised technique of ‘camera-less’ photography, using the flatbed scanner as a lens. Using a camera-less technique echoes the traditional methods used for the very first botanical photographs taken in the early part of the 19th century, such as the cyanotype photogram.
I have always been passionate about conservation and the natural environment, and the botanical world never ceases to amaze me. My commitment to the natural world means that I work with a fine art printing service that use plastic-free and 100% recyclable packaging.
$25 of each limited edition print sale I make goes to Plant Life and Butterfly Conservation UK. Both these conservation charities work to protect wildlife and the environments which they thrive in.
I also take commissions, depending on the availability of the flora requested.
For more about my process and work in progress, follow me on instagram @francescawilkinsonphoto