Francesca Wilkinson

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    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