Uvularia sessilifolia L. (sessile leaf bellwort)

The intent of this collection of images is to isolate an individual species and make a format portrait. The background is intentionally monotone to provide the viewer an image lacking the narrative of habitat or place. The style draws from the rich heritage of botanical illustration and herbarium specimens, and photographically from portraits by Richard Avedon, the flora images of Robert Mapplethorpe and Robert Llewellyn, and the classic botanical art of Anne Ophelia Dowden.

Technical Details

Composite: No
The background is an Impact Hexi 24, portable, light-weight, fabric light-box housing a Nikon SB-500 Speedlight. Two small Nikon Wireless Remote SB-R200 Speedlights with diffusers provide frontal lighting. All flash are in manual mode; they are triggered and output intensity is adjusted with a Vello FreeWave IR Commander on the camera hot shoe. (Older Nikon models had a built-in Commander Mode so the Vello may not be necessary.) The background is pure white (255 for each RGB Channel) Photographs are processed in Adobe LRC, Bridge, and PS.

Nikon D-810, Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200 mm f4D IF-ED , f45


Fantastic! Great concept and great execution.

Thank you Greg. I appreciate the feedback.