Plants have encouraged me to take pictures. The diversity, shapes, colours, smells and fragile beauty of flowers and plants have fascinated me from childhood. To be able to recognize and name plant species, I started photographing them closely during my studies in ecology. This has taught me to better observe, zoom in and out and see that everything is connected and interacting with each other. Photographing plants, on the spot, freshly cut or dried, and visually exploring the continuous state of flux of gardens and landscapes has become a lifelong passion of mine. It broadens my thinking, makes me humble and gives me a sense of being rooted. The challenge for my photography is to highlight the ordinary, that which you easily overlook, and to make it special as an intimate cross-fertilization between art and nature. It enriches my view of the world and humanity.