Artist Statement

This new body of work was photographed on an island off the west coast of British Columbia. It’s part of new series using analog photographic processes to explore contrasts and echoes between the designed worlds of botanical gardens, biodiversity gardens and the natural environment.

Photographing landscapes is not new for me but looking more closely at individual plants, and then using darkroom techniques to suggest their invisible processes, is a new area of exploration. In pinhole photography, light passes through a tiny aperture to alter the chemistry of photo paper or film much as light triggers photosynthesis in plants. For this series I collected plant materials from the sites I was photographing. Using the photogram technique in the darkroom allows the actual plant to touch the photographic image and to leave its shadow adding a poetic dimension to the resulting images.

Artist Biography

Dianne Bos has been exhibiting her photo based work for over 40 years. She has evolved various thematic bodies of work, and merged technical innovations to create new visual hybrids: her innovative uses of pinhole, film, camera obscura, photogram, installation, and cyanotype all explore the world around us.
‘The excitement, for me, lies not in photographing and reproducing something I can see, but in revealing the imperceptible (and maybe only the imagined) using the physics of light and time and traditional darkroom techniques.’
Bos has been the recipient of many awards and grants and has also been nominated twice for the Scotia Bank Photography Award.
Her work has been presented internationally and she is a sought after presenter on alternative photography techniques. Her work is represented in many private and public collections including The National Gallery of Canada, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Hamilton, The McMaster Museum of Art.


18 x 18 inches
Edition of 3, 1AP
$2,200.00 unframed

30 x 30 inches
Edition of 3, 1AP
$3,000.00 unframed

40 x 40 inches
Edition of 3, 1AP
$4,000.00 unframed