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 like Lumenprinting, I can create negatives 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 B&W photo paper directly to the sun for many hours. Then, the result is photographed, inverted and optimized digitally, and printed on c-print paper. That's all.
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!), and capture it by a traditional way to fix the images photographically, in the same way Fox Talbot do in XIX century.
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