Alan Marsh studio Based commercial still-life, food and drinks photographer, member of The Association of Photographers, here explores the theme of life, death, and rejuvination through organic matter by observing compost, rotting food which is alive with decomposition, flowers that are wilting, fruit transformed by mould.

There is an element of ‘Wabi Sabi’, the Japanese notion of the celebration of imperfection, in his work, here depicted in the transformation of textures and changing colours. Sometimes the texture is seen without colour at all.


Flowers have the texture of paper, as the moisture disappears, and there is a strange, slightly disturbing beauty. So, it is all about time, age and ageing, death, rebirth, renewal and hope. It is about feelings, and about emotions, but is not romantic, and is a simple expression through photography.