photographic plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932). I would not have guessed it was that age, it looks modern.

Nigella Damascena Spinnenkopf – Karl Blossfeldt black and white fine art photography.

I love the fern plant because of the way the buds un-curl and grow out. It's so beautiful.

Get Inspired! 7 Current Photo Exhibits

Karl Blossfeldt, Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair-Fern, young rolled-up fronds enlarged photogravure, Gift of Rick A.

Karl Blossfeldt, Aspidium filixmas, Common male fern, young unfurling fronds

Aspidium filixmas, Common male fern, young unfurling fronds, by Karl Blossfeldt

FANTOMATIK: L'univers des formes - Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt was born on June 1865 in Schielo, a central German town within the Harz Mountains. At about sixteen, Blossfeldt started an apprenticeship that formed his basic understanding of visual arts, working as a caster in an ironworks foundry.