The Most Beautiful Flowers

The Most Beautiful Flowers




This photo series is Kenji Toma's homage to the botanical illustrations in Choix Des Plus Belles Fleurs by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, one of the most well-regarded flower encyclopedias of the nineteenth century. Back when color photography did not exist, these images were illustrated with the purpose of replicating the botanic subject as realistically as possible. Toma is interested in doing the exact opposite with the photographic medium which, realistic by nature, can also be used to make a subject look unreal and artificial. The result is a highly contemporary and fascinating revival of the concept of the botanical encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783868287899
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kenji Toma (b. in Niigata, Japan) is an award-winning photographer living in New York. After establishing his photography career in Tokyo, Toma arrived in New York in 1990. Since then, he has been recognized as one of the leading commercial still-life photographerswith his unique mysterious style and detail-oriented vision. Concurrently, he is working on personal projects and The Most Beautiful Flowers is his most representative work.

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