Urformen der Kunst

I referenced this photographer in an earlier post today and decided to re-visit some of his work for kicks. Karl Blossfeldt's close-ups of plants make them seem architectural. His work is especially fascinating from today's perspective since these modern-looking photographs that can deceive the eye were shot in the 1920s with a homemade camera that could magnify the subject up to 30 times its actual size. So many times when I stumble across a favorite photograph or photographer I learn that the artist was self-taught and much of his utensils were homemade; making the end product the perfect culmination of a singular passion. 


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