As I write this, I'm curled up equidistant from a sunny window and a fireplace, basically in heaven except for a bout of the flu that's left my brain free of any thoughts more complex than "Ooh, pretty". It's the perfect time to admire Nick Knight's stunning plant portraits...
In the 1990s, Nick Knight spent three and a half years going through the archives of the Natural History Museum of London's herbarium's archives, photographing his favorites from the six million-strong collection. They were published as the book Flora, which I've heard is out of print- but if you read German, SHOWstudio has copies available. Or don't concern yourself with the reading and just focus on the incredible images. Now, almost two decades later, House & Garden reports that Knight has selected 15 images to be made available as "a limited-edition portfolio of lithographic prints, which has enabled him to create an incredibly delicate, painterly effect". The prints are on display at SHOWstudio in London, and for those of us who can't pop over to the UK, there are images of the full collection plus some fun installation views.
Love Knight's style? See also Beautifully Creepy: Nick Knight's Sleep Portraits.
(All images by Nick Knight from SHOWstudio)