Karl Blossfeldt (1865 - 1932) was a German professor of fine art, artist and photographer. He created some of the most innovative photographic work of his time. His pictures have influenced many architects and artists.
He is best known for his magnified photographs of plants. Blossfeldt made his own camera that could magnify up to thirty times. He revealed extraordinary shapes in plants.
In 1929 he issued his magnified photos of plants as photogravures in "Urformen der Kunst". This means "Art forms in nature".
Here are some of his photogravures for you to choose from. They are original antique prints and include many from "Urformen der Kunst".