Karl Blossfeldt (1865 –1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. He was inspired, as was his father, by nature and the way in which plants grow. He believed that ‘the plant must be valued as a totally artistic and architectural structure.’
Blossfeldt’s photographs were made with a homemade camera that could magnify the subject up to 30 times its actual size, revealing details within a plant’s natural structure. His contemporaries were impressed by the abstract shapes and structures in nature that he revealed.
~To me its a perfect sample for future drawings. Unusual and neat shapes are very inspirational.~