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Steve Harries – ‘Studio Botanical’

Steve Harries personal project ‘Studio Botanical‘ – a modern interpretation of vintage botanical encyclopedia with a deeper insight into the studio photographic process.

“Traditional botanical journals were an obvious inspiration, and it’s hard to not find yourself simply recording the delicate beauty of a flower. However, it was important that the series should be a modern interpretation – a book which does more to inform of the photographic process in the studio than the botanical one in the field.”

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Steve Harries – Studio Botanical

 

Studio Botanical is available as a book self-published by Harries.

 

Kenji Toma – ‘The most beautiful flowers’

Kenji Toma‘s ongoing project ‘The most beautiful flowers‘ – face to face with the beauty.

With commercial advertising around every corner, it is easy to view everything in a passive way. Inspired by the botanical illustrations of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Kenji Toma started a series of flowers showing their ‘unreal’ beauty as a revival of the concept of the botanical encyclopedia from the 19th century. 

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Kenji Toma – The most beautiful flowers

 
Available as a photo book published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg

 

 

 

Daniel Shipp – “Botanical Inquiry”

Daniel Shipp‘s series ‘Botanical Inquiry‘ – the ability of plants to adapt and survive in the world humans have created.

Exploring the quietly menacing effect, unremarkable plants as storytelling elements were collected and staged against the backdrop of common urban environments.

“By manipulating the optical and staging properties of photography with an analogue machine that I have constructed, I have produced these studio based images in camera rather using Photoshop compositing. They rely exclusively on the singular perspective of the camera to render their mechanics invisible.”

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Daniel Shipp – Botanical Inquiry

 

Watch this short video to look into the process of making ‘Botanical Inquiry’ series.