Description At Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge Ma. is a museum of plants, with a name tag hanging from most specimens. This makes it a great place to learn about ornamental plant and their scientific & common names. Amidst the collection are numerous rare or unfamiliar species, such as the ornamental strawberry plant in this image. While it has many of the characteristics of the kitchen garden variety, it lacks the best part, the fruit. However, it offers a showy white flower and vigorously lush foliage. For me, photographing plants is a lot like portraiture with regards to capturing the essence of the specimen. This densely planted slope portrays a blanket-like cover for stabilizing the soil from erosion while articulating the shape of the landform.
Brian Rojo, Arlington, MA. Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement I'm a landscape architect with a curious eye for finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. My portfolio contains many subjects, with an emphasis on landscape and architectural photography. I worked as a landscape architect for many years until I became disabled with a genetic disorder. As a result, I'm using photography as a means of expression, replacing the artistic sensibilities that I once found in my profession of designing landscapes and gardens. My aim is to seek out strong compositions and unique viewpoints of familiar and unfamiliar subjects. My interests range from rural to urban landscape, from modern to historic architecture, from plants to vernacular objects, from a sense of place to a sense of wonder. Ultimately, I hope to encourage others to find the beauty in their environment, and to be curious of the unfamiliar.