Photographer Honour Hiers collects plants near her home in Western North Carolina, then presses the specimens and photographs them on a light table with 4x5 chrome film. Highlighting a plant's translucency and texture, the beautiful photographs portray familiar species in new ways. She began the Film Herbarium intending to collect all 2600 plant species in the region; she's since expanded the project to include native and non-native plants in and around the state.
Artist's note: "Unlike some other three-leafed plants (i.e. poison ivy, for which it is often confused), Jack-in-the-Pulpit is one to admire, not to fear, and somewhat rare. I am currently propagating the plant in my garden."
More photographs from the Film Herbarium series are at Honour Hiers's online gallery.