Nick Knight is a multi-talented British photographer who has won countless awards for his outrageous editorial work and done collaborations with some of the biggest names in fashion. But don’t think that he is materialistic or without substance – Knight spent three years poring over six million herbarium specimens at the Natural History Museum in London to select just 45 to photograph for his Flora exhibition. In the introduction to the paperback collection of the same name, Nick writes: “Plants have always fascinated people. They feed us, clothe us and are indispensable as drugs and medicines.” He goes on to describe the detailed and often under-appreciated art of preparing plant specimens. Not what you’d expect from a fashion photographer, right? But the beauty and movement of the images themselves certainly is – or maybe that speaks to the grace of the plants themselves. Either way, enjoy!
Photos © Nick Knight.
For more work, visit Knight’s website.
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