A photographer named Levon Biss has stunned the art world by releasing the macro interior of dried seeds. Making the best of the collection at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, he has managed to bring the alluring inside details of the once juicy subjects. Not just that, they take the narrative to another level by throwing light on rare species.
Nature continues to be the ground of inspiration for creative souls around. They go ahead exploring its vibrant sphere. Their alluring expedition let them pocket their artistic fascination. Not just that, they step with grace to take their favorites on the canvas of art. However, some of them manage to stand out by taking their amusing sprees to another level. Making an addition to that list, a photographer named Levon Biss has been making waves with some stunning pictures.
Unlike most of his counterparts, Levon does not restrict his artistic spree to celebrating the external beauty of nature. He follows his artistic urge to go deeper into the fascinating elements blooming around. He makes a mark by bringing out the unvisited facets of his subjects through his camera lens. Thus, one can find heart-winning macro shots of insects and plants adorning his art sphere. But this time, he has pushed that narrative to an unprecedented level. Reflecting his photographic flair, he has brought the stirring sides of once juicy seeds to the fore.
Backing his artistic drives in the best way, the beautiful collection of dried seeds at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has ruled his art stream. Forming a part of the carpological archive at the Garden, they inspired his artistic nerves to the full. He lost his heart to their alluring age curves and lines. Their dried pods churned the waves of creativity resting inside him. Grabbing the best shots awaiting around, he went through the collection for hours. Not just that, he also endured hard to get his shot. Their twisted and aged beauty finally got their best side in his pictures.
He has succeeded his bringing out their internal details at their best. Not just that, his pictures have added to the line of fascination by unveiling the charm of rare species. They go on mirroring the green and juicy wealth that was present during their time. Adding to that, they also let one catch the evolution and transformation winds that blow continuously.
A similar line of fascination runs through 117 photographs that he clicked from 100 individual pieces per species in the collection. Arranging the best in kind peep into the scenario, he has compiled his efforts in his book titled: ‘The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits’.
Shedding light on his efforts, he shared, “I tried to make sure all methods were included in the overall edit so that the work becomes an educational tool, not just pretty pictures.” Adding to that, he said, “Each specimen is contained within a small box, and sometimes, you would find a handwritten note on a scrap of paper where the botanist provided a visual description of the surroundings where the specimen was found. Some of these specimens are over 100 years old, and reading these very personal notes made me wonder what the botanist had to go through to find that specimen. What were their traveling conditions like? What did they have to endure to bring the specimen back to Edinburgh? Reading these notes gave me a connection with the botanist and was certainly one of my personal highlights of the project.”