So the story goes, in 1996, a palm tree appeared overnight in a quiet Cape Town suburb. This tree, however, wasn’t an ordinary tree. It was one of the first cell phone towers cleverly disguised as a tree. The concept soon spread throughout Cape Town, then South Africa, and eventually all over the world.
Photographer Dillon Marsh set out to capture these disguised cell phone towers in his series, “Invasive Species.” The resulting photographs are at once both a testament to the times and nostalgia-inducing. It’s interesting to note how certain trees seem to intentionally contrast with their surroundings while others blend in as well as they possibly can.