karl blossfeldt


Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), a German artist and professor, captured these 'art forms in nature' and used them to instruct his students. These close-up photographs of plants really take my breath away, the beauty in the natural world is just amazing to me. The images are so powerful in black and white and I would love to start a collection of his prints.

Really, I can't get over these.

Images from Panteek and exhibition here.

8 comments:

Amber said...

phenomenal. truly.

Kellie said...

very cool. i like the black and white too

{Liz Galvin} said...

These are the most inspiring photographs I've ever seen. All I can say is....candy for my little eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Ian said...

Truly gorgeous. What an inspired collection to have assembled - painstakingly, one assumes.

legrange said...

Taschen published a book under the "Icons" range of Prof Blossfeldts work. All of the pics you posted her are in it.

Oddly the book is under appreciated and you can often find it in bargain bins.

cindy said...

at first glance at the thumbnails, I thought these were cast iron works. they are strongly reminiscent of the work of Cyril Colnik, an Austrian master smith.
http://www.abana.org/resources/galleries/masters/Colnik/index.shtml

mark colman said...

Funny that I just found this post while googling "Karl Blossfeldt" as you are right now speaking in my home city of Portland. Sorry to have missed your talk, intended to go.
His work is amazing and I'm certain looses a lot @ 72 PPI. He apparently invented his own camera for this work.

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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