A selection of stunning macro photos of dried seeds and fruits taken by Levon Biss (previously featured), a British photographer based in London. He specializes in various genres, such as reportage, sport, and portraiture, but has a special preference for macro photography, whereby he expresses his love for science.
I tried to make sure all methods were included in the overall edit so that the work becomes an educational tool, not just pretty pictures. Each specimen is contained within a small box, and sometimes, you would find a handwritten note on a scrap of paper where the botanist provided a visual description of the surroundings where the specimen was found. Some of these specimens are over 100 years old, and reading these very personal notes made me wonder what the botanist had to go through to find that specimen. What were their traveling conditions like? What did they have to endure to bring the specimen back to Edinburgh? Reading these notes gave me a connection with the botanist and was certainly one of my personal highlights of the project.Levon Biss