I enjoy photography. Although I dont call myself a photographer, I love to take my camera and go for a walk down the Otaki riverbed, through the nearby bush or even just around the house and garden. There is always something that catches my eyes and sometimes I spend hours to get an image how I like it. I guess it is some form of relaxation.

Over time I have noticed that I am shooting a lot of close ups, so I invested in a macro lens to be able to capture even more details and texture to inspire and inform my art.

This was when I realized that there is a whole new world to discover, well not new but hardly noticed and overlooked before. I was aware that there are lots of lichens growing where I live, able now to get much closer with the lens, revealing lichens beauty.

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These two images showing lichens growing on asphalt and concrete and made me thinking how I could combine textiles and concrete… watch this space!

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  1. Yvonne van Leeuwen
    Yvonne van Leeuwen says:

    these are beautiful Birgit. Macro photography is a whole new world to explore, can be tough on the body, contorting into all sorts of awkward positions to get the focal distance absolutely perfect! Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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