These botanical photogravures by Karl Blossfeldt are as simple and as chic as Irving Penn's Flowers.
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) botanical fine art photographer -
Karl Blossfeldt German photographer, sculptor and teacher - from his book Art Forms in Nature. He photographed plants to catalogue and understand their structure
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.
Karl Blossfeldt botanical fine art photographer - and white
Passiflora photo by Karl Blossfeldt; undated, sometime between