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Flower shop staples returned to the wild – in pictures

Earlier this year, the Norwegian artist and photographer Tine Poppe stumbled across a Ted Talk about the environmental impact of the cut flowers industry. In her series Gilded Lilies she sets these flowers against scenery around the world. ‘The backdrops create an illusion of the flowers having been documented in their natural habitat,’ she says, ‘but the viewer will notice that something is off at a second glance.’ The flowers in the portraits are genetically engineered examples of their species, grown in industrial scale greenhouses and transported on long-haul flights. ‘I hope to convey a sense of our planet’s mortality,’ she says.

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