Alder tree leaves (2014)
Colour photograph (C-type) by Marco Scataglini


  • Colour photograph (C-type), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 5
  • Size: 11.81 × 15.75 × 0.04 in (unframed) / 11.81 × 15.75 in (actual image size)
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Artist's description:

In my research for expressing my love for the plant realm, I found a way to create a sort of herbarium. A photo herbarium, I mean. Thanks to alternative processes likeAnthotype, invented by sir John Herschel, I can create images directly from leaves, flowers and the sun, without using a camera (cameraless). This is my "Imago Plantarum" project. This photograph is made exposing the leaves composed on a sensitized paper (by juice extracted from poppy flowers) directly to the sun for many weeks. Then, the instable result is photographed and optimized digitally, then printed on c-print paper.

I love this kind of photography because it is connected with the concept of time (and patience), on one side, and with the light on the other side. Also, I feel me like an ancient botanist who search the beauty of leaf shapes in nature (there are more than 70 kind of leaf shapes in nature!).

Materials used:

paper, photography, anthotype, mat

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