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August 17, 2011 11:48 PM   Subscribe

Richard Fischer's floral sculptures are photos of extraordinary detail and beauty. Experts believe many of the flowers he has photographed will become extinct within our lifetime.
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Unfortunately this is a flash site but I'm sure you will all be able to navigate along using the arrows at the bottom of the page.
posted by adamvasco (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't mean to be Snarky McSnarkpants, but I honestly don't think the eight I could watch before his terrible website, terrible music, terrible layout, and terrible loading drove me insane, but I didn't really feel the photos (and they are photos, not sculptures) were particular noteworthy, or different to what a random search of Flickr might offer up.
posted by smoke at 12:02 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Prix Pictet tend to disagree with you.
posted by adamvasco at 12:12 AM on August 18, 2011


Those are some gorgeous photographs, but man, fuck that website.
posted by perilous at 12:27 AM on August 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Really interesting, beautiful photos, but no names for the flowers. Fail?
posted by Cranberry at 12:36 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think ES 010 / ES 011 may be the Bat Plant. Other than that, I don't have anything.
posted by Solomon at 2:30 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


FS001 is a bird of paradise; I think the white ones might be poppies. And then some swiss chard?
posted by janepanic at 3:06 AM on August 18, 2011


Technically okay; overlit, all the joy of a Chilton Guide.

I miss Robert Mapplethorpe. The link is a GIS for "mapplethorpe flower"; you will be rewarded.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:55 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Luckily, no bull-whips.
posted by crunchland at 5:28 AM on August 18, 2011


The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Prix Pictet tend to disagree with you.

The fact that this photographer has been nominated for two awards that explicitly link photography and environmentalism does not in any way make his photos inarguably good. And, in fact, I would say that the fact that the two awards have that dual purpose makes them pretty poor indicators of actual photographic talent. Other photographers who have taken better photos but have not presented them with an environmentalism angle would not even be considered for such awards.

I'm with smoke, personally. These are not that great. You can find similar (and often better) examples all over Flickr or the internet.
posted by tocts at 5:56 AM on August 18, 2011


That a flowers beauty itself is epherous should be enough of a burden to support. If these orgranisms destiny is to be forever to be cast away into the void nothingness because of more than likely,human activity, this photographer is contributing doubly, for the humans and the flowers.
posted by Meatafoecure at 8:30 AM on August 18, 2011


1. Take flower macros, call them sculptures
3. Green!™
3. INTERESTINGNESS
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:32 AM on August 18, 2011


If these orgranisms destiny is to be forever to be cast away into the void nothingness because of more than likely,human activity, this photographer is contributing doubly, for the humans and the flowers.

So precious that he couldn't even be bothered to label 'em.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:33 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


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