Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Satrum tree. Inventing a new alphabet for a photograph - The magic behind the fine art photography process

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I recently started working on my new photography art piece - Satrum tree.

The main idea behind this artwork is to depict the magical properties of this very special and rare tree from the Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno 'o Astra. You can see the preparation process in the video below.

I had to invent a whole new alphabet for this composition alone. You can see several unfamiliar symbols belonging to this language on the tree's bark in the video above.

It all started from an idea of a tree that can predict the future (you can find out more about this when this artwork is released). And it then evolved into a sketch from there.

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After that, I spent several days carving out the letters on the tree surface and preparing the overall composition.

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I treated the wood in a certain way, so it is glowing in the dark, as you see in the video below.

This extra work to the carved symbols makes it all a tiny bit more special.


I will release this artwork very soon, so keep an eye on my social media and email newsletter - let's connect on Instagram (@photoportrayal_studio), Facebook or Pinterest.

(*Update - this artwork has now been released - Satrum)

Or, if you'd like to explore other artworks I've done in the past - feel free to visit my online store here. 

Until next time,


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