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Karl Blossfeldt Botanical Photogravures

MB Maher brought these incredible antique prints to my attention recently, accompanied by this little note: “This process is ink-based and requires making a steel plate of the photo image with acid baths, high-level light exposures, et cetera, until one … Continue reading

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“Natural Discourse” July 2012

On July 13, 2012, Natural Discourse, the “collaborative project between the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (UCBG) and a multidisciplinary group of artists,” will introduce the artists’ installations to the public. MB Maher has been up to some … Continue reading

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Lipstick Traces

Artful smudging. Irving Penn’s 1986 ad for Loreal. Artless smudging. Kalanchoe luciae ‘Fantastic,’ Variegated Paddle Plant.

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A Summer Afternoon

Photograph entitled “A Summer Afternoon” by Olivia Parker. That plane shadow could be the DC-3 that flies over our garden twice a day, bringing supplies to Catalina Island. The leaf shadow, Arundo donax. Looking at this photo, I feel I’m … Continue reading

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Photographer James Wojcik

Possibly one of the most visually inventive editorial product photographers working today. Some garden themes. James Wojcik

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Cue the Ice Cream Man

The twilight opening of the door to the enchanted photographic realm of “magic hour” is announced by the canned tunes of the ice cream man plying his cold confections 365 days a year. If I’m home when that tinny music … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow-Up February 2011

This Salvia canariensis var. candissima from Annie’s Annuals is furrier than the species and has been incredibly difficult to photograph. Ever since I read a recent trashy news story on how beauties like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their … Continue reading

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