Fine art prints of small leaves enlarged up to 60 inches
One of my favorite things as a photographer is to “immortalize” small, unnoticed, and ephemeral subjects in a way that they could potentially be seen forever, and at a size that makes them visible like never before.
Some of the fallen leaves pictured here are so decomposed that they would totally disintegrate soon if left in the environment. But now, they have been photographed — immortalized — for as long as anyone cares to look at these images.
High-resolution images suitable for very large prints
While these fragile and delicate leaves won’t last much longer, my fine art prints allow them to live on for generations. When printed and framed properly, black and white pigment ink prints on 100-percent cotton paper could last 400-plus years according to some studies. That means your great grandchild’s great grandchildren could potentially admire this same leaf!
For more information about print longevity, read my article “How long will your photographs last?”
My goal when making these photographs was that they could (and should) be printed as large as possible, allowing the viewer to admire the intricate details and textures of the leaf surfaces and structures.
Large prints let these fragile little fallen leaves to become the bold hero of a room’s decor. I love that.
I’ve always admired Mother Nature’s ability to create “designs” that are equally functional and beautiful. Not only are natural designs structurally efficient and lovely to look at, once their function is done, they decay and fade away beautifully.
These decaying leaves are a perfect example. Photographed simply, against a dramatic black or white background, these macro images illustrate the gorgeous lacy intricacy of leaf skeletons.
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