Monthly Archives: November 2010

Karl Blossfeldt Botanical Photography Learning from a Master

Karl Blossfeldt Botanical Photography Learning from a Master

Karl Blossfeldt is the Master I follow with passion to learn about botanical photography and search for inspiration. Every time I look his photographies  I find differences, a zeitgeist movement delivering  intensity if each portrait. Here are a set of photo to honour him.

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Philosophia Botanica and Botanical Photography

Philosophia Botanica and Botanical Photography

Collection of Flowers Photographs related to Carl Linnaeus and his Philosophia Botanica published in 1751.

“A good botanist must have a deep and real understanding of botany. Naming vegetables with intelligible names is a must. Botanist are classify as Collectors or Methodizers”. Carl Linnaeus.

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Floral Aesthetics and Botanical Photography

Floral Aesthetics and Botanical Photography

Floral Aesthetics centers its idea in floral subtlety, a moment of intensity dissapearing, the study of beauty. A passion to liberate spatial concepts living in floers and plants:

  • Green Dexterity explained
  • The Beauty of Nothingness

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Flower, Physics and Botanical Photography

Flower Physics and Botanical Photography : Evolution and Transformation: ἐντροπία

In this new post about VCrown Botanical Photography I elaborate about the connectivity between the world of flora and physics. Concepts and ideas such as brain plasticity, flower entropy, our picture of the universe, space and time, the expanding universe, truth proof and insight, wormholes and time travel are allegorically explained through macro floral photography.

Here I list the ideas I follow, adopt it from physics, when shooting:

1. Energy is not continuous. It Comes in small but discrete units.
2. Elementary particles behave like particles and waves.
3. Movement of particles is inherently random.
4. It is impossible, physically impossible, to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time.
5. Matter is affected by Mind.

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That is how I see and feel botanical photography. Every time I shoot parallel worlds open and therefore I perceive new things.

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Urban Ecology and Botanical Photography

Urban Ecology and Botanical Photography

Urban ecology:

In the field of ecology urban ecology is defined as a subfield dealing with the interaction between organisms in an urban or urbanized community and their interaction with that community. Urban Ecology is in some way the study of the integration of rivers, wildlife, tress, etc into the city.

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Using Ecosystems Ecology helps us to understand what are the threats of a urban environment to humans, bringing as a consequence, improvements in the design of healthier communities.

In this post titled Urban Ecology and Botanical Photography VCrown introduces as to  Urban Ecology through a number of botanical photography sets labeled as follows:

  • Architectural Values
  • Balanced Development
  • Connectivity
  • City Walk
  • Design for Pedestrian
  • Sustainability
  • Traditional Neighborhood Structure
  • Urban Landscape Deployment

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Biodiversity and Botanical Photography Collection

Biodiversity and Botanical Photography Collection

A variation of life forms in given biome, ecosystems or the planet. The preservation of life as it is. The measure of the health of the Earth.

The term Biodiversity was first coined by Raymond Dasmann in his book A Different Kind of Country in 1968 where he advocated preservation.

In biological terminology  biodiversity is identified as the totality of genes, species and ecosystems of a region unified three level at once:

  • species diversity,
  • ecosystem diversity and
  • genetic diversity.

Here I present a collection of photography’s titled Biodiversity and Botanical Photography.

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Landscape, Human Nature and the Guide for the Perplexed

Landscape, Human Nature and the Guide for the Perplexed

מורה נבוכים

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The soul is one in essence, but has five faculties:

  1. the élan vital,
  2. the senses,
  3. imagination and creativity,
  4. appetite formed by the passions and
  5. the will and reason understood as freedom and understanding.

Man is free and freedom is a function of intelligence.

Man is free and this freedom, acting as such, can by its own strength selflessly do good

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Portraits of Italian Chefs

Portraits of Haute  Cuisine Italian Chefs: the New Gastronomical Alphabet

Gastronomy and the New Gastronomical Alphabet of Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli extends its creativity with the knowledge and conceptual approaches of Haute Italian Cuisine Chefs as Davide Scabin form Combal.Zero, Moreno Cedroni from Madonnina del Pescatore, Mauro Uliassi from Uliassi, Mateo Baronetto from Cracco, Paolo Lopriore from Il Canto, Enrico and Roberto Cerea from Da Vittorio et al.

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The New Haute Italian Cuisine,  i maestri of the new gastronomical alphabet:  A new combination of tradition and innovation in the hands of the always magnificent not to say masters of the Art.

Bob Noto, Gastronomical Maestro and photographer, already refers  in his book “6, autoritratto della cucina italiana d’avanguardia” to Massimo Bottura, Moreno Cedroni, Carlo Cracco, Enrico Crippa, Paolo Lopriore and Davide Scabin.

The New Gastronomical Alphabet of Italian cuisine centers its developments in such areas as modern cooking methods, sperimentazione, development in areas such as perfumes, colors, sounds and atmospheres integration to recreate Palaces of the Senses to the Culinary Literated Customers.

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But Italian cuisine needs a quantum leaps if they want to be in the top 10 Best World Restautants or S. Pellegrino List. And this quantum leap must come from a total renewal of tradition, the challenge to create new alphabets, a bit of anarchical order to liberate themselves from classicism, in other words, to be at the top they need a conjugation of Mastroinniasim and Dalinian concepts of art. No to forget the sharing and transfer of knowledge between them personally and through visits to their comrades restaurants, something, up to now, very rare.

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The Italian Master are back. Get ready for their new Revolution in Haute Cuisine.

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Japanese Botanical Photography and Bonsais

Japanese Botanical Photography and Bonsais

Love for Japanese Nature and Aesthetics 自然, a close and harmonious relationship between man and nature, man in nature. The Japanese Botanical Photography and Bonsais post sets its values in Wabi-sabi: a mindful approach to everyday life, the aesthetics of beauty defined as imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

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Allow a quiet mind and cultivate your eye to discern the beauty of Bonsais. Allow your mind to accept asymmetry and irregularity, Fukinsei; simplicity or Kanso; basic or weathered, Koko; natural and without presence, Shizen; not obvious and subtly profound grace, Yugen; free and unbounded by convention, Datsuzoku and tranquility, Seijaku.

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Allow your mind no mind to Kokoro:

“The mind which is always on your side is not just your mind, it is universal mind, always the same, not different from another’s mind. It is Zen mind. It is big, big mind. This mind is whatever you see—this mind is at the same time everything”.

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Botanical Photography and Social Design Collection

Botanical Photography and Social Design Collection

Collection of Flower Photographs divided into sets labeled Social Design, Botanical Photography and I nomi del Mondo, Eternity Principle, Fluid Gravity, and Freedom of Speech showing Social Adventures in Human Creativity.

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Photos of Botanical Photography and Social Design Collection

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