I am generally not one to pay attention to flower photography, though I will never forget my first encounter with the beautiful b&w portraits of orchids by Edward Weston. The other day I stumbled across Fred Michel’s botanical photography on Flickr. His style is elegantly consistent, with every type of flower, root, fern or grass arranged and photographed beneath a soft light on a black background. He then colorizes some of the images with a vintage treatment. I spent quite a bit of time looking through his impressive image library of around 11k photographs, all of botanicals in this style.