Plants: A Closer Look
“Botanicals”, by Catalan photographer Griselda Duch, is a playful, minimal investigation into plants’ kaleidoscopic features.
Making creative use of natural light and isolating thin stems in front of a neutral background, the photographer helps viewers glance at well known plants with new eyes, and discover less-known ones whose shapes seem to belong to a fantastic realm.
In dialogue with Karl Blossfeldt’s unforgettable oeuvre, the images hold the essential yet highly aesthetic qualities of ancient hand-drawn illustrations, where every detail had a fundamental importance for scientific studies. Some plants’ botanical names, like “Lunaria Annua”or “Astroemeria”, connect the public’s immagination with the observation of the cosmos and planet Earth alike.