Aristolochia Clematitis – Karl Blossfeldt  (German, 1865–1932)

Art in Nature - heart shaped leaves intricate leaf vein patterns - organic texture inspiration; black white plant photography, lighting harder to capture detailed texture, one light source to the left.

photographic plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932)

‘Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs were made with a homemade camera that could magnify the subject up to thirty times its actual size. By doing so he revealed extraordinary details within the natural structure of the plants.

Karl Blossfeldt

Seed capsule of the annual, Abutilon, by German photographer artist Karl Blossfeldt published in his "Urformen der Kunst" via Picturing Plants

Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt's photograph shows a seed head of the Scabiosa columbaria at a magnification of nine. A few facts about Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt

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1932 Original Photogravure Print from Karl Blossfeldt Wundergarten Der Natur Second Series Plate 102