I really like how the isolation of the object and their illumination by the camera give the plants human characteristics- those not getting any love. The ones in our office are slowly resembling these :[
Visit the Ivo van der Bent’s to see more of his work.
The following artist bio taken from the photographer’s site (which I quite liked):
“There is no compromising in Ivo’s photography – a quick look at his work tells us that much. He doesn’t offer us any glimpse of his own perspective, but instead he confronts us with the reality he has orchestrated and lets us decide for ourselves what to think.
What Ivo means to say with his motto “My photography isn’t meant to be beautiful” is that even though he does consider the aesthetic side of his pictures, his main intention is not to seek the most pleasant or graceful side of his subjects. His interest lies elsewhere: on the edge of reality and representation. Some of Ivo’s pictures may look like snapshots at first sight, but a closer look will reveal his strong compositions and attention to detail. In action, his absolute presence together with a simple flash technique ensures both control and flexibility. The scene becomes his playground; he lets his subjects face the camera, and freezes the moment when the scene he has created uncovers something new, appealing, unexpected, or revealing.”