Botanical Studies (20 photos)
The photographs in this gallery are studies of plants. The subjects include dried seed pods, tendrils, florist flowers, and house plants. Some were living, some were dead, some were dormant - but all manifest a richness of form, structure, and texture.
The inspiration for this project is the work of early 20th century photographer Karl Blossfeldt. His close-up photographs of plants presented their subjects with startling realism that dramatically expressed their natural structures.
While inspired by Blossfeldt’s works, the goal of these photographs is to explore plants using contemporary photographic techniques. Among the techniques employed, these studio photographs utilize “focus stacking,” a process by which multiple images are combined to overcome the limitations of depth-of-field and diffraction that challenge high magnification photography. On average each image presented here is a composite of 62 separate exposures.