My name is Avery - I am seventeen-year-old plant nerd who is a wannabe - photographer!
I mainly take photos of Nepenthes and Sarracenia, however, I dabble in landscape and reptile photography!
I am a proud AP (Advanced Placement) student ranking in the top 15% of my class. I am debating on majoring in either Architecture or Civil Engineering. Both options seem right up my alley. But I am undecided and may even minor in Botany to coincide with my burning passion for plants!
Why am I so obsessed with carnivorous plants? They're the most fascinating things in the world of course! My love for these plants sprouted when I was in kindergarten at the ripe age of five. At the time I was into orchids, which are still some of my favourite's in the plant kingdom.
My obsession started when I was in the library, looking for some more books on orchids when I stumbled across a book about Venus flytraps. After reading it - I was instantly hooked! I later found a book that covered the different genera of carnivorous plants, and I was particularly keen on the stunning colours and a crazy variety of Nepenthes.
I am often asked - "Avery - what is your favourite carnivorous plant?" I always have on stop and think - but if I had to pick a favourite - it would be Nepenthes Vogelii. It's dainty, elegant, yet zinggy! Its pitchers are just stunning! A close second would have to be the alien-like Nepenthes Lowii - the bizarre pitcher shape is just absolutely amazing! And not to mention the incredible mutual symbiosis this plant has with Tupaia Montana! It is truly a unique species!
My main interest in terms of photography is the sheer diversity - lighting, angle, the works! I love trying to find the "perfect shot" - I find it very fun and relaxing even!
Thank you for stopping by my website! I truly appreciate all of your support! Feel free to send me any and all of your questions, comments/concerns here!
Again thank you for stopping by! Enjoy my work and if you like it so much you can buy it here! Again thank you so much for y'all's support! It means the world to me!
"The photography of the plants are very well constructed. Excellent light[ing] and the angles make [the plants] very aggressive."
“Not many photographers can really capture the uniqueness and delicate beauty this easily. Avery Meijer does that almost flawlessly, really bringing life into still photos.”