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Invasive Species: These Trees are Cell Phone Towers

In a series entitled Invasive Species, South African photographer Dillon Marsh didn’t photograph pockets of Eucalyptus trees growing amongst the indigenous forest on the slopes of Table Mountain. Instead he made references to the (badly) disguised cell phone towers that have been dotted around Cape Town.

In 1996, mobile telecomms company Vodacom commissioned two gentlemen, Ivo Branislav Lazic and Aubrey Trevor Thomas, to create a set of materials specifically for the concealment and disguisement of the antennae atop the cell phone masts. The duo created what was supposedly the world’s first cell phone tower to be disguised as a palm tree. In 2009, Marsh tracked and photographed these fake palms and other cell phone towers disguised as coniferous trees as they spread across the city. Have a look at the Invasive Species after the jump.

Invasive Species, Bellville (2009)

Invasive Species, Eersterivier (2009)

Invasive Species, Stellenbosch (2009)

Invasive Species, Brackenfell South (2009)


Invasive Species, Kraaifontein (2009)

Invasive Species, Athlone (2009)

Invasive Species, Durbanville (2009)

Invasive Species, Monte Vista (2009)

Invasive Species, Paarl (2009)

Invasive Species, Guguletu (2009)


[via Wired]

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