Nick Knight: Flora


This image comes from the famously known photographer, Nick Knight. He’s recently released a series of prints that have been 10 years in the making due to the long developing process that they have incurred. Inspired by still life paintings from the 16th Century, Knight has taken a photograph and applied different techniques, such as heat and exposure, during the printing process which has left the image with a beautiful effect where colours seem to magically bleed into one another and take on a life of their own. He began the project when Knight and his wife were granted entry to the Natural History Museum’s Verbariam, in 1993 for his installation of ‘Plant Power’ Flora. With access to 6 million different species (which took three years for him to go through) he chose a final 46 specimens to photograph and almost 15 years later he decided to release 15 images for us to observe and enjoy. Sadly I missed this exhibition that was shown at his Show Studio space on London’s Bruton Place, but considering all the time and effort that went into creating these lovely pieces, they deserved a mention anyway.


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