The intimate detail of nature is examined in this delicate study of a sycamore leaf.
Photographed on a light-box, and then reversed out in the printing process, the translucent and skeletal quality of the leaf comes alive against the black background.
Reminiscent of early 19th century experiments with light sensitive materials, where photographic pioneers such as Fox Talbot, created camera-less images by placing leaves and general botanical ephemera in contact with light sensitive paper.
12 x 12 inch print
Image area 9 x 9 inches
Beautifully printed on museum quality fine art paper (Hahnemühle photo rag) using pigment based lightfast inks.