Karl Blossfeldt
[Photographer, b. 1865, Schielo, Germany, d. 1932, Berlin.]

 If I give someone a horsetail he will have no difficulty making a photographic enlargement of it—anyone can do that. But to observe it, to notice and discover its forms, is something that only a few are capable of. 
 My botanical documents should contribute to restoring the link with nature. They should reawaken a sense of nature, point to its teeming richness of form, and prompt the viewer to observe for himself the surrounding plant world.