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 is a hybrid of Nepenthes (lowii x ventricosa) named for the man who started it all here at California Carnivores. I felt this photo was a good representation of the man himself. This pitchers sits by itself surrounded by the wealth of nature's horrors. This plant has gained global fame thanks to its gorgeous color and shape. It retains much of the shape from Nepenthes lowii." - Axel
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.