Photographs by Roger Clary
I discovered Big-Leaf Maple seed pods for the first time when I was living on Cape Cod. The locals grew up playing with them as children, commonly calling the ‘maple copters’. At the time I was photographing plant forms underwater and in ice and decided to try these as well. The apple core photo intrigued me as I thought about the potential of the seeds in the core eventually taking seed next to the Palo Verde tree, a native of the Tucson area.
Roger Camp is the author of three photography books including the award winning Butterflies in Flight, Thames & Hudson, 2002 and Heat, Charta, Milano, 2008. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The New England Review, New York Quarterly, and the Vassar Review. His work is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery, NYC.