Imogen's adventurous personal spirit left many doors open for her to freely experiment with the photographic process -- she was not hindered by pre-conceived notions of what one must do. In her life or her work. She was determined, focused, unconventional and had quite a singular interest in pursuing her ideas to the end.
With photography, her experimental work included layered multiple images (created in-camera or in the darkroom), torn Polaroid negatives, skeletons of actual leaves, and even the revisiting of negatives to experiment with them decades after they were made. Mirror images, reflections in water or window glass, relationships between positive and negative, and the direct photography of similar or twin forms found in nature are significant leitmotifs throughout her work.