Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.


May 09, 2019 - Studio Likeness

Like in a radiograph natural objects are flooded with light. Radiographs are mostly used to tell us more about the human body. By using parts of vegetables and plants we observe the vitality that the flora holds. Floragraphs shows a living thing in the focus of our camera but it also shows the transformation of something natural into pure shape and color. A flower, the peel a carrot become abstract forms while they are flooded with light. We accentuate the shape, examine the relation between density and transparency and reveal the dependency between color saturation and light. The beauty of rhythm and structure is a connectional element that every object holds. We wanted to learn more about a plant while photographing it. At the same time we illustrate what we do. Taking a photo means to put a focus on something, to give it a frame, to take a section from the hole panorama that our eyes are able to see.