From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Karl Blossfeldt (June 13, 1865 – December 9, 1932 - age 67) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things. He was inspired, as was his father, by nature and the way in which plants grow, especially pansies. Many photographers have tried to copy his unique style but failed. His son took no interest in the subject and Karl was the last of his family to pioneer photography such as these.
- “Urformen der Kunst“ (published 1928)
- Plant morphology
- Nature photography
- Kunstformen der Natur by Ernst Haeckel
- Wilson Bentley, photographer of snowflakes