Posted by: lornasass | November 18, 2009


Turnips by Charles Jones from PLANT KINGDOMS, copyright Sean Sexton, 1998.

I have long wanted to write a blog post about Charles Jones, a humble Victorian gardener whose black-and-white photographs capture the essential beauty of vegetables more than any others I know.

I tried to photograph vegetables in the unadorned way that Jones did, but I couldn’t come close to the perfection of his composition.

If you are curious, you can find some of his photographs on the web, or look for a copy of the book PLANT KINGDOMS and witness one man’s appreciation of the magnificence of vegetables as you turn the pages.

Here’s to you, Charles Jones!



  1. Wow..lovely vegetables! nice pictures…Thank you for posting like this.

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