Flora Photographica: The Flower in Contemporary Photography, published by Thames & Hudson, is a vibrant celebration of beauty! Flowers and plants have been a source of inspiration for artists since the early days of photography. Nowadays, flower photography has blossomed once again.
This comprehensive book brings together the floral work of over 120 contemporary photographers, including the work of Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruffin, Vik Muniz, Valérie Belin, Viviane Sassen and Martin Schoeller. The stunning images are accompanied by essays written by authors William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud, who explore the relationship of contemporary works to the traditions of floral art and photography.
Featuring works by more than 120 photographers, Flora Photographica links the very best of flower photography from the past thirty years with its predecessors – canonical floral studies from the realms of photography, botanical illustration, drawing and painting that have marked the collective imagination for centuries, if not millennia.