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I have been mostly a landscape photographer, but another subject I really like are leaves and succulents. They have such character, with patterns and textures that are very interesting to me. I first saw wonderful black and white photographs of leaves and succulents in a book of Brett Weston images. His leaves had an almost silver-like look to me that I had to check the paper the page with the image was on to be sure it wasn’t coated with a silver covering. Then I got a book of photographs by Don Wirth, that had amazing images of succulents. I think it is the contrast and detail of the images I saw that made them so unbelievable to me. I started looking for interesting patterns and textures and shapes in the leaves and succulents and cactus I found and wanted to make my own images of them.