Ever-Present explores flora and the idea of natural beauty. City life and concrete jungles have created a disconnect between humans and nature. Focusing on one plant at a time provides appreciation for the flora and vegetation that we would normally pass by without a second glance. Shooting these images on film and printing them in the darkroom allows for a more organic tactile experience in the creation of and viewing of the work. The traditional black and white process works with nature through natural chemical reactions, whereas electronic digital capture works with human made machines which would further divide humans and nature. Devoid of color, the traditional black and white process allows me to accentuate the form and shape of flora and not just point out their pretty colors. Through my printing aesthetic, I embrace the weightlessness of a petal, the peacefulness of a breeze, and the brightness of the sun which creates life.