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Wow! What flower photographs! Maybe I should say portraits!

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 7:57 AM

Until he got burned out, my brother used to take great flower pictures. I never pushed enough to find out why he stopped.

If you saw the CBS Sunday Morning show, you saw a special on this photographer's work. Jonathan Singer is a foot doctor by training, but has given up at least half of his practice (the surgery)because of Parkinson's.

He seems to have a full-time job in photography if he wants it. This is not a repeat of the Sunday Show. This is his website http://www.botanicamagnifica.com/

As I read more into his site, I learned that his interests in photography go way back ad his style is not by accident, but the result o studying many years with art masters.

The one question that I do not see answered, and if anyone knows PLEASE tell me, is if the Hasselblad camera he uses is film or digital.

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**Armed with a digital camera, a decades-old printer, and a jeweler's tool nicknamed the Gadget, New Jersey podiatrist Jonathan Singer takes pictures of endangered flowers.**

Steve, this comes from a story published in Vanity Fair on March 25, 2008. There's more to it if you are interested. Just go to www.vanityfair.com and type Flower Power in the search bar. It should be the second story from the top. Hope this helps!

-- Posted by candasons07 on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:28 AM

I found it! I now know what format his camera uses!

Aaah, peace.

I am duly impressed and surprised that it is digital.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:44 AM

Oops. Sorry about the overlap in comments. I go to read it. Thanks.

The quality of those enlargements are impressive for a digital, but I read that the camera costs $40,000 so I guess it SHOULD be impressive.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:47 AM

wow these photos are really impressive.

Very nice i like the black and white photographs.

they are like ansel addams.. (i think that is how it is spelled.)

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:13 PM

I would bet he would be pleased to be compared to Mr. Adams. He supposedly met, talked to and learned from Ansel but is also trying to be different.

I know I sure would like to be compared to someone like that, but I am not sure who that would be in my business. Come to think of it, I am not sure what "my business" is, so......

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 15, 2009, at 11:06 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.