Inspired By

by Jo Metson Scott

Jo Metson Scott is a photographer based in London. Her work for clients such as The New York Times, Le Monde, The Telegraph, Holiday Magazine and Twin Magazine takes her all over the world. Her second passion after photography is planting and sowing and on a recent trip to Lanzarote she was seduced by the black island’s flora and fauna. Her work can be found at

“Driving around the volcanic island of Lanzarote you can get lost in the miles of pure black earth. This provides the powerful backdrop for beautiful wild plants and fragile farmland. The stark contrast between the ink-black rock and the sun-scorched greens was irresistible and meant the car was constantly brought to a screeching halt so I could wander into the darkness and capture the beauty there.”

Text and photography Jo Metson Scott