Looking at Leaves
The notion that black-and-white photography has an added dimension called "art" has always passed me by. To me it lacks a dimension: colour. But New York photographer Amanda Means could convert me with images such as this leaf from a Peacock Plant. She's used leaves as negatives to create dramatic, detailed blow-ups which emphasize Nature's architecture. Looking at Leaves is currently on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and continues until 8 February 2009. There's also a fascinating exhibition of sea creatures made of glass (title link).