/ 2016 / Nature / Flowers

Blossfeldt's Apprentice

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life, Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life, Bronze in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Elaine Duigenan
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The objects are painstakingly hand made out of twist ties. They
attempt to recreate some of the plant structures that were the
subject of iconic photographs by the German artist/teacher Karl
Blossfeldt in the 1920’s. The limits of working with such a humble
material become the prime focus as the arrogance of attempting
to imitate nature is shown in the subtle tensions between
perfection and imperfection.

Elaine is a photographic artist based in London. She has exhibited internationally and has work in collections which include the V&A and The Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Her work is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York. Alongside making her own series of work for exhibition, she undertakes artist residencies and works alongside institutions such as Wellcome Collection to devise and deliver special projects. In late 2009 one of her images was flown to The International Space Station by Astronaut Leland Melvin on Shuttle Atlantis.

Awards AWARDS AND PRIZES for 'Blossfeldt's Apprentice' 2016 - 2018

September 2018
Winner of The International Photographer Award at The Pingyao International Festival of Photography,
Pingyao, China

PX3 2016 Peoples Choice
Award: Bronze

Honorable Mention in The Monochrome Awards, 2017

Honorable Mention in The Tokyo International Photo Awards 2016

Awarded Gold in Prix de la Photographie, 2016

2nd Place in two categories of Moscow International Photo Awards, 2016

2nd in IPA - International Photography Awards 2016