Examples below from an ever progressing studio full of leaves and twigs
In the style of Blossfeldt
Post Modern Blossfeldt
Alternative vertical shooting technique.
The back lighting is producing a nasty outline to some images. This is being treated with a small amount of Gaussian blur applied with a very small soft brush in CS5. Initially I was concerned about retouching, especially the images that are to serve as authentic Blossfeldt. During further research however it is come to light that Blossfeldt was the master at retouching. As he was using 6cm x 17cm glass plates he had plenty of area for painting the negative and examples are shown in Karl Blossfeldt 1865 - 1932, Hans Christian Adam, Taschen.
The two photographs below show the studio set up for vertical shooting.