Mandy Crookes Botan­i­cal Pho­tog­ra­pher and Artist

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With work as var­ied and beau­ti­ful as her Kwazulu-natal gar­den and plant col­lec­tion, Mandy’s cho­sen green space is her hot­house – sur­rounded by plants and her botan­i­cal muse du jour. ‘It’s one of my favourite places,’ she says. ‘It’s a space for prop­a­ga­tion and nur­ture – and pro­tect­ing my plants from the sum­mer down­pours and winter frost.’ For Mandy, gar­den­ing is as much ther­a­peu­tic as it is an art form. ‘Pho­tograph­ing and paint­ing my plants is part of my cre­ative ex­pres­sion. I move from one plat­form to the other and am con­stantly in­trigued and in­spired by their colour, shape and form.’ @mi­ran­da­hen­ri­etta

Botan­i­cal pho­tog­ra­pher mandy Crookes in Her Hot­house, sur­rounded By Her lat­est plant finds

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