Belle Nature de Lacoste is a collection of handmade Cyanotypes and Archival Inkjet black and white photographic prints that explore the nature of Lacoste, France. Peseveretrees explores the dynamic nature of trees as if they were individual people. Their physical characteristics create a metaphor about the struggles of life. Where adaption is found, one can also find growth. By defeating challenges, strength is developed. Nontraditional perspective points and tight framing break the traditional norms of portraiture, creating balance between chaos and peace. Standing firm on their own, these trees have persevered through many things in their life. Beautés Bleuesexplores the Cyanotype printing process of picture making. By coating this archival watercolor paper with ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide, I use found leaves, branches, feathers and other objects found in nature to create handmade photographs. The images are exposed to the sun, leaving imprints of the objects, turning everything else blue. These handmade images are local to Lacoste, France.