I work full time for the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. This work in progress is an investigation into the plants used in scientific research. I see this work as collaborative in nature, in that I do not have a scientific background, and am learning from the researchers, and through the work itself. My aim is to reveal the beauty of the plants, by getting up close and studying their form in controlled environments. I'm also exploring the symbiosis between the plants and the researchers, and the role the photograph has to play in this delicate relationship.