A study exploring fungi, their fascinating shapes, colours and textures and a close up look at their intricate structures.

Continuing an exploration of ingredients and texture in my personal work I was drawn to the beauty and complex structures of mushrooms. 

Fungo are fascinating creatures, interesting not just from a culinary stand point where they are highly prized and sought after but biologically and ecologically as well. Oyster mushrooms are capable of cleaning up oil spills which seems almost at odds with their beautiful and delicate appearance. 

 My local markets are a constant source of inspiration and seasonal produce and have a mushroom specialist who has a fantastic array of mushrooms and fungi where I found the most beautiful fungi in different colours and shapes. 

Winner of Fine Art Still Life International Photography Awards 2019.  https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-177707-19

Still Life Photographer Melbourne 

A Fungi Story by Hannah Caldwell