Forest Floor: Photos by Michael Vahrenwald
Photos of plants and trash at night.
The images in this series are taken throughout New York City from industrial to residential areas. They depict various weeds and plant life flourishing in the cracks of sidewalks, out of the sides of buildings and underneath infrastructure. The scenes are colored by the trash strewn about by passers by. These scenes are loosely modeled after the 17th century Dutch painter, botanist and entomologist Otto Marseus Van Schrieck. Known for his foreboding scenes of forest floors that include observations of animal life, plant life and decay. They are still lives depicting actual scenes from nature.