CONTACT US | FAQ'S | SEARCH 
Search Profotos Site

ADD URL | PHOTOGRAPHER LIST
 
You are Here Profotos > Education > Reference Desk > Photography Masters > Karl Blossfeldt

Click to Return to the Masters Index

• Abbott, Berenice
• Adams, Ansel
• Adams, Robert
• Alvarez Bravo
• Arbus, Diane
• Atget, Eugene
• Bellocq, E.J.
• Blossfeldt, Karl
• Brandt, Bill
• Brassai
• Callahan, Harry
• Cameron, Julia M.
• Coburn, Alvin L.
• Cunningham,Imogen
• DeCarava, Roy
• Doisneau, Robert
• Eggleston, William
• Evans, Walker
• Friedlander, Lee
• Gutmann, John
• Hine, Lewis
• Kertesz, Andre
• Klein, William
• Koudelka, Josef
• Lange, Dorothea
• Lartigue,Jacques H.
• Laughlin,Clarence J.
• Levitt, Helen
• Mapplethorpe,Robert
• Modotti, Tina
• Muybridge,Eadweard
• Nadar, Felix
• O'Sullivan, Timothy
• Outerbridge, Paul
• Porter,Eliot
• Riis, Jacob
• Rodchenko,Alexander
• Salgado,Sebastio
• Sherman, Cindy
• Smith, W. Eugene
• Sommer, Frederick
• Steichen, Edward
• Stieglitz, Alfred
• Strand, Paul
• Talbot,William H. Fox
• Uelsmann, Jerry
• Weegee
• Weston, Edward
• White, Minor
• Winogrand, Garry


Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932)Karl Blossfeldt

(1865-1932)
Flora, Nature

Biography: Karl Blossfeldt was a botanist and photographer in turn-of-the-century Berlin. His entire photographic output is devoted to plant parts: twig ends, seed pods, tendrils, leaf buds, etc. These he meticulously arranged against stark backgrounds and photographed in magnification, so that unfamiliar shapes from the messy vegetal world are revealed as startling, elegant architectural forms. Indeed, his pictures influenced many architects and decorative artists of his time, who quoted Blossfeldt's forms on scales as small as ornamental ironwork and as large as the shapes of entire buildings.
Much like Andreas Feininger, Blossfeldt was deeply interested in forms and textures that nature uses over and over again, especially at scales not often noticed by the eye. Much like Robert Mapplethorpe, his photos also show a preoccupation for formal elements of beauty, regardless of where they may occur.

More on Karl Blossfeldt:

Photographs of Karl Blossfeldt
Several Photographs by Karl Blossfeldt






Questions, Comments? Look here: The help section
Broken link(s)? Email us at:
Testimonials. Visitor/Member Comments: News about us!

You are Here Profotos > Education > Reference Desk > Photography Masters > Karl Blossfeldt
footer
 GALLERIES
 Apply for a Gallery
 Member Galleries
 Featured Gallery
 Larry's Galleries
 Gallery Selection
 EDUCATION
 Profotos Magazine
 Photograhy Glossary
 The Reference Desk
 Search Engine
 Photo Masters
 MEMBERS
 Become a Member
 Member Selection
 Benefits Summary
 List of Members
 Refer Others
 SERVICES
 Photographer List
 Pro WebRing
 Monthly Newsletter
 Link to Us
 Custom Site Design
 BUY / SELL
 Profotos Store
 Advertise With Us
 Online Auctions
 The Bookstore
 Legal Information
 ABOUT US
 Who We Are
 Company History
 Contact Profotos
 The FAQ's
 Copyright Info.
footer

profotos.com: HELP | ADVERTISING INFO | CONTACT US | SITE MAP | FAQ's | ABOUT US
Copyright ©1999-2011 Profotos.com
(an independently owned company). All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and Safety Information are applicable to this site.

Our Address:
Profotos.com, 681 Inverness Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 USA
Contact us via telephone: 937-660-0845