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Hamiltons Gallery of London presents images of marine invertebrates and plants photographed by Italian artist Guido Mocafico. Through 24 May, 2016.

Italian still life photographer Guido Mocafico’s fascination with Leopold and his son Rudolf Blaschka’s glass models of marine invertebrates and plants is revealed in his most recent series “Blaschka”. It has been Mocafico’s longstanding dream to photograph these masterpieces that took Leopold (1822–1895) and Rudolf (1857–1939) Blaschka a lifetime to create, and to pay homage to their unparalleled dedication to their craft with his photographs.

It has been a difficult process for Mocafico to gain the authorization to photograph the objects; most museums do not display the models and they are extremely fragile. Mocafico pursued the largest Blaschka marine invertebrate collections in Europe (London, Liege, Strasbourg, Utrecht, Vienna, Dublin, Geneva) in order to have the most complete approach to the subject, and eventually was granted access by the museums’ curators to photograph the "hidden treasures" in his own unique style.

Mocafico is exclusively represented by Hamiltons Gallery; his work has been exhibited internationally since 1999, including venues in London, Paris, Munich and Tokyo.

Please find more information at Hamiltons Gallery

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