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 sundew is a cold winter growing sundew that will die back to a tuber underground during the hot dry summers. This species emerges from the ground with a beautiful array of red and orange leaves that gradually fade overtime. I had to capture this fleeting color display while I had the chance. To have such a tight cluster of so many individual plants was the best bonus. I focused deep in the center of the cluster to draw you in like you're about to fall in." - 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.