This series of photographs draws inspiration from my lifelong preoccupation with collecting and displaying of natural found ephemera, while highlighting my desire to hold onto nature’s evanescent treasures. I strive to add an unearthly air and quality to the hyper-esthetic resultant ‘fragments’ highlighted. I approach each image as if a drawing and utilize black, white and soft neutral ‘abstracted’ tones and lines that I believe help to augment the vital illusive, ethereal component that I believe is crucial to reflecting a melancholic sentiment. Mirroring an element of nostalgia I blur and fade elements aiding in relaying a time worn aura of loss and reminiscence. At the same time, I feel a sense of celebration as I highlight nature’s continually inspirational, yet unending metamorphosis through these illustrative inspired photographs.