Anne Mason-Hoerter

Botanical Portraits

17. 6. 2021 - 13. 9. 2021

Presentation of photographs in Leica Gallery Café

Botanical Portraits

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Anne first studied Interior Design at the International Academy of Design in Toronto and subsequently, photography, serigraphy, and fabric design at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto.

At that instant, she started to become intrigued with and eventually specialized in extreme forms of analog experimental photography and printing.
Even back then, her curiosity for finding original ways to treat and print negatives was apparent.

‘I have always been attracted to the combination of colours, patterns, and movement, questioning myself how I could distort these elements in unconventional ways. My present photographic work, I feel, is a modern form of collage in which my work process involves the adding and subtracting of data layers from my scanner and my Leica D-Lux 4. The combination of different levels of transparency does not solely give a final, surreal imagery composition but also results in each final image becoming an original. Similar to nature ́s configurations. Some of my final photographs consist of over 70 single images in total.’

‘My continual project on Botanical Portraits is something that I have been working on for the last six years. My main desire is to create one single image of each plant species and technically ‘freeze’ that first, extraordinary moment in which I saw that plant.’
To stop time.

‘With this project, I hope to redefine botanical photography to produce images that are modern, dynamic, and unprecedented. ́