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BUREAU Venice #1

Christian Michael Filardo

“Untitled” (Salt Cedar)

I’ve learned from my mother that this plant is an invasive species. They like to steal all the water from the native plants. The pink wisps that adorn the branches of the tree remind me of feather dusters. Until I had taken this photograph I had never known or bothered to learn about the Salt Cedar. Somehow capturing it mid monsoon finally made me see it.

Christian Michael Filardo is a Filipino American photographer living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filardo uses their camera to record everyday nuances, later grouping imagesto create narratives from the mundane, intimate, and quiet.
Filardo writes critically for Photo-Eye and PHROOM and is a co-founder of the Santa Fe art space Etiquette. They have exhibited domestically and internationally.

BUREAU Venice #1
Campo San Tomà
San Polo, 2865
Venezia – 30125