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Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers

Blossoms like you’ve never seen them before.

Thanks to his ethos of curiosity and rigor as the key to creativity, photographer Andrew Zuckerman has consistently managed to captivate the imagination and stir the soul with his crisp portraits of nature’s creatures, celebrated musicians, and our era’s most beloved elders. He now brings his singular lens to nature’s most vibrant and whimsical flora with Flower (public library) — a collection of mesmerizing, luminous close-ups of more than 150 species, making the familiar sparkle with newfound curiosity and shedding scintillating light on the exotic.

Here is but a tiny taste — though it’s worth noting the screen does Zuckerman’s lush, rich artwork absolutely no justice.

Datura fastuosa ‘Double Purple’
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
fiddlehead fern
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Rosa Charlotte
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Aechmea ‘Del Mar’
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Brugmansia suaveolens
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Cannabis sativa species Indica cultivar
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Chrysanthemum ‘Coral Reef’
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Couroupita guianensis
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Maxillariella picta
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Paeonia cultivar 6
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Paphiopedilum Pink Fred
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com
Strongylodon macrobotrys
Andrew Zuckerman :: flowerthebook.com

In addition to the photographs, Zuckerman also produced a series of breathtaking short timelapse films with fantastic sound design:

Flower comes on the heels of Zuckerman’s Bird, the sequel to Creature.


Published November 19, 2012

https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/11/19/andrew-zuckerman-flower/

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