"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. " Billy Wilder
"Hindsight is an exact science. " Guy Bellamy

28 March 2012


Photogravure - a possible perfect meeting of digital photography and traditional intaglio printmaking. Is this the medium I have been looking for? Inspired by the prints made by Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932), a botanist and photographer in turn-of-the-century Berlin, I have in mind a small edition of “Botanicals”.

Blossfeldt devoted his entire photographic output to plant parts: twig ends, seedpods, tendrils, leaf buds, etc. This was the beginning of macro photography - showing the world that the unfamiliar shapes from the messy vegetal world are in fact startling, elegant architectural forms.

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