Self-taught fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has a stunning collection of photos that apprehend the essence of stillness and solitude. Inspired by the simplistic Finnish landscapes, Mikko Lagerstedt successfully creates visually and emotionally interesting photographs that capture the feeling of a moment.
Artist Statement: "Anthologia, in Greek, means literally “flower-gathering” for a garland — or a bouquet of flowers.
"The series consists of prints of plants and flowers from my garden.
"These prints are made by placing plants directly on photographic paper, and exposing them to sunlight for 3 hours. This produces a negative image of the plant, which bears some resemblance to W. H. Fox Talbot´s paper negatives from the 1820s. The paper is then placed in developer for 10 – 15 seconds, to make a positive image.
"Each silver gelatin print is unique, approximately 50 x 60 cm." (via: lensculture)