Driven by his own innate love of carnivorous plants, Axel came to the California Carnivores family at just 12 years old. Mentored for over a decade by Peter D'Amato and Damon Collingsworth, he has cultivated a vast knowledge and profound passion for our savage garden, having helped cultivate countless novel hybrids. Over the years Axel has learned to view these esoteric creatures in a way that showcases their ornate beauty, highlighting the uniqueness of each species and translating that vision into his photography. We are so excited to be collaborating with Axel and making his photography available to you!
This cultivar sets itself apart from the rest of the purpurea by showing off a beautiful deep red, ruffled lid and the white downward facing hairs that stand out in contrast to their blood red backdrop. Axel sets out to capture these two unique traits in the photo. He found the best cluster of pitchers the plant had to offer then set my sights from the top down to show off what makes this purpurea unique! The ruffled lid and the striking downward facing hairs.
Axel works with a local photography studio to produce large format prints. All prints regardless of size or price are printed on premium archive paper using top of the line printers. This results in a super fine archival image of the highest quality.