California Photographer’s Work Selected for London Art Biennale

Hokulei by David Leaser

Leaser’s work seduces us as only an unforgettable work of art can, to look and look again.

Two botanical images from California botanical photographer David Leaser will be featured at the prestigious London Art Biennale March 29-April 2.

Leaser has been recognized as one of the world’s top botanical photographers who is best known for his large-scale botanical photographs of rare and unusual plants. He uses groundbreaking space-age technology he developed with NASA and Nikon equipment to layer dozens of photos show a closer look at flowers than many have ever seen before. His images reveal “bee’s eye” close-ups of a flower, highlighting intricate details that traditional photography has been unable to capture until now. “It’s like an MRI, where I take a stack of photos and create a composite with incredible detail, almost down to the cellular level,” Leaser says.

Leaser also uses a novel technique to reproduce his work. Using heat and pressure, his images are literally infused right into a sheet of polished aluminum, giving the image a three-dimensional, high-definition look.

The London Art Biennale celebrates contemporary artists from around the world and will showcase Leaser’s “Hokulei” and “Green Hornet” in large-scale polished aluminum. “Hokulei” features an almost otherworldly protea presented dramatically against a black background. One of the oldest flowers on earth, it is reminiscent of an exotic sea creature and has come to symbolize diversity and courage. “Green Hornet,” presents an iridescent green orchid native to tropical America. Both have previously received top honors from the International Photography Awards.

This marks the second time the London…

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