Acclaimed Nightflowers Photo Collection Showcased In Nikon World Magazine
Award-winning photographer David Leaser reveals the secrets to his innovative photography in Nikon World’s latest issue. The two-page spread features Leaser’s step-by-step macrophotography techniques for creating dramatic closeup images.
Los Angeles, CA (I-Newswire) December 19, 2012 - Award-winning photographer David Leaser reveals the secrets to his innovative fine art photography in Nikon World’s latest issue, due to hit store shelves this week. In keeping with Nikon World’s mission to inspire and educate amateur and professional photographers alike, the two-page spread features Leaser’s step-by-step macrophotography techniques for creating dramatic closeup images like the ones showcased in his acclaimed Nightflowers collection. Leaser also gives tips on selecting the best cameras, lenses and gadgets to suit anyone’s budget as well as how to use lighting and camera settings to their best advantage.
Leaser created a new dettagli technique in Nightflowers to show botanicals in a way they’ve never been seen before. This series of bold, colorful flowers, enormously enlarged against a black backdrop, gives viewers a bee’s eye view so detailed that you can literally see the pollen glistening off the stamens.
“Modern technology is changing the way we see things. By marrying Nikon with NASA, I’ve developed a technique to show details that weren’t possible just a few years ago. I truly believe this artwork will forever change the way you look at flowers,” Leaser says.
Critics are calling Leaser’ signature style revolutionary because of its astonishing detail, and his work been featured in leading magazines like Architectural Digest and Sunset and at landmark locations like the Trump Hotel in Hawaii. His work will also be featured at the famed Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in early 2013. Leaser was awarded a Silver Medal in the International Photography Awards amidst 80 submissions in 90 countries.
Architectural Digest says Leaser’s images “glow with eye-popping color and pattern.” Ann Landi, contributing editor for ARTNews, says, “Leaser’s work seduces us as only an unforgettable work of art can, to look and look again.” And John Mendelsohn of ArtNet writes, “David Leaser’s Nightflowers, a series of striking photographs, confronts us with nature at its most flamboyant. In his images, this photographer creates fantastic, contemporary signs from nature’s own high style.”
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles developed an artist series around Leaser’s work, and 11 pieces are now in the museum’s permanent collection. Leaser’s work was juried to appear in Architectural Digest’s exclusive home design show exhibit. Sunset Magazine recognized Leaser’s work with its “West at Its Best” honor.
Leaser is a featured lecturer at botanical gardens and the author of four botanical books, including two acclaimed photographic essays.
Nightflowers comes in two limited-edition formats: The Collector’s Edition prints (up to 46" x 60") are $4,200 each, and the smaller Silver Edition prints (up to 26" x 48") are $1,500. Nikon World Magazine is Nikon’s official publication and comes out quarterly.
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About David Leaser Fine Art
David Leaser creates dramatic images of landscapes and botanicals. His work has appeared in numerous More.. magazines and journals, and he has authored four books, including two photographic monographs. Leaser’s Tropical Gardens of Hawaii and Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs have received critical acclaim; the latter was also featured at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.
Upon seeing his work, Dr. John Dransfield, senior officer at London’s Royal Botanical Garden (Kew Gardens) praised David’s photographic monograph. “Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs is a beautiful, sumptuously illustrated book. Altogether a treat to look at.”
David began taking photos at a young age. He received a Polaroid Swinger camera from his parents at age six, and he has been taking photographs ever since. After completing the photographic essay, Tropical Gardens of Hawaii, Leaser spent a day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in California. The Huntington was featuring an exhibit of paintings from Frederic Church, arguably the most successful 19th century American artist. Church’s realistic images of the Andes and Amazon inspired Leaser to travel to South America and retrace his footsteps.
In the Amazon, David studied the details of the small flowers on the rainforest floor. Each small flower contained its own ecosystem for the small insects and reptiles of the Amazon. In the Amazon, he had an epiphany: why not show viewers the most intricate, intimate workings of these tiny flowers?
Upon returning to his studio in Los Angeles, David spent the next few months collecting exotic flowers from around the world to pose as subjects for his new work. Orchids from Asia, bromeliads from the Amazon, gingers from Polynesia . . .
Unfortunately, technology hadn’t caught up with his vision. He wasn’t able to capture the extremely fine detail he wanted to show. After months spent researching, David developed his own process, now being called the dettagli process because it captures detail like you’ve never seen before. You can literally see grains of pollen on the stamens of a hibiscus in the Nightflowers collection. And every flaw in these flowers demonstrates that every beauty has its imperfections.
David is dedicating himself to creating a collection of botanical images that will show viewers the miracle of nature. He believes, after studying his Nightflowers series, viewers will never look at flowers in the same way again.Less..
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