Livingroom leaf detail commission

I was commissioned to photograph macro images of local leaves for wall art. My client’s only requirement was that they be bright green and show the veins in the leaf. The type of leaves were left to my discretion.

I went on walks around the woods here in Northeast Ohio and collected specimens from as many trees as I could find. I then built a special light table with a 500-watt light shining through the leaves to give plenty of illumination to the structure of the leaves themselves.

The frames my client purchased were designed for square photographs, which is why they’re all cropped square.

I’ve thought about shooting a set of macro photos of local flower petals in the spring and early summer. I imagine that the colors and textures would be incredible.

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