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A highly collectible, limited edition, handmade book showcasing the lucsious botanical art of master photographer Harold Davis

Botanique is an homage to the botannical art of the nineteenth century, and combines old and new craft and technology in the format of a handmade book presented on exotic surfaces. This project is conceived, designed, and fabricated by master photographer Harold Davis and well-known book designer Phyllis Davis.

White Irises on Kozo Washi
White Irises on Kozo Washi

The 9" X 12"  book features 12+ plates on surfaces such as vellum, Washi rice paper, and pearlized metallic substrate. One extradinary feature is the double-wide pull-out of one of Harold Davis's well known floral panoramas on Unryu "Dragon's Breath" Washi Rice paper.

Peonies mon amour on Unryu
Peonies mon amour on Unryu

Botanique is presented in a presentation case suitable for display and includes a hand-signed and numbered colophon with information about the materials and processes used, as well as the edition information. The book is limited to 25 numbered copies (plus five artist's copies).

Red Poppies on Kozo Washi
Red Poppies on Kozo Washi

Harold Davis states: "My wife Phyllis and I have colloborated on many successful bestselling photography books published conventionally. However, we both love using the latest technology along with the tradition of one-of-a-kind crafting, and have been experimenting with handmade art books. Botanique is a labor of love."

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers. His botanical work combining photography and digital painting is widely admired and featured in an upcoming exhibit benfiting the San Francisco Botanical Association.

Harold Davis is the author of more than 30 books, including Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography, Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press).

Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.

Visit my Harold Davis author page on Amazon.

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    Set of four postcards, each hand-signed by the artist Harold Davis

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    "Yosemite Dreaming: A Postcard Book" with photographs by Harold Davis---features 20 detachable postcards of Harold's photos. Photographer Harold Davis has explored Yosemite for years with his camera, finding the best vantage points and most photogenic times of the year. Postcards in this book show Yosemite in winter, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, the view from Inspiration Point, and more. Your copy of this beautiful postcard book will be personally signed by Harold Davis.

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    An autographed copy of the bestseling "Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis" (published by Focal Press) signed by the author

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    An autographed copy of the bestseling "Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis" (published by Focal Press) signed by the author

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    An autographed copy of the bestseling "Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis" (published by Focal Press) signed by the author & An autographed copy of the bestseling "Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis" (published by Focal Press) signed by the author

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    Private phone conversation on photography topic of your choice with master photographer Harold Davis on a date and time tba.

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    Virtual portfolio review with master photographer Harold Davis

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    An autographed copy of the bestseling "Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis" (published by Focal Press) signed by the author & a 12"X12" signed print of "Camellia" on Washi rice paper

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    A numbered and signed copy of the limited edition handmade "Botanique" book

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    A numbered and signed copy of the limited edition handmade "Botanique" book plus a special, signed large botanical print on Washi rice paper

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    A numbered and signed copy of the limited edition handmade "Botanique" book plus a half-day private workshop with master photographer Harold Davis

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