Perfidiam Imaginum


This work explores the relationship between humans and nature, in an almost intimate way, using a combination of digital and analogue techniques to create these somewhat surreal "faux plants". Hatfield also recognises other themes within the work, such as suggestions of identity and challenging the notion of objectivity in photography.

The name, “Perfidiam Imaginum” comes from the Magritte painting “The Treachery of Images”.

Each "plant" has been classified according to a fabricated taxonomy that provides subtle clues to the "truth" behind each image, mimicking the structure we have designated to apply a notion of order to the unruly, chaotic, and varied natural world.