Botanica is Tom Baril's second monograph and follows his remarkably successful self-titled book from 1997. Baril, who is responsible for printing the defining black & white works of the late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1988), carries on his passion for producing exquisite imagery from both behind the camera and from the darkroom. Botanica reproduces sixty of Baril's flora images in a large format design that echoes the scale of his prints and harkens back to the early illustrated books of the nineteenth century and such classic tomes as the now-legendary Urformen der Kunst (1928) by Karl Blossfeldt. Singular in its grandeur and design, Botanica is certain to become a highly collectible book in its own right.


Dimensions: 11 x14 inches
132 pp., Hardbound
65 Duotone Plates

Last copies (SIGNED by Tom Baril), publisher is out of business.

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The Limited Edition -

A signed limited edition of 100 is also available of which very few are left. Each copy comes in a clamshell Box (see left).
Choose one from two Platinum Prints (images below).

Price: sold out


Sunflower -
                  Choice 1 for Limited Edition Series                      Tulip -
                  Choice 2 for Limited Edition Series

Tom Baril's elegant floral photographs build on a long tradition of botanical studies. Baril's images visually take us to places once visited by nineteenth-century and modernist practitioners like Adolphe Braun, Man Ray, and Irving Penn. However, Baril distinguishes his own work from that of his forebears by solarizing Polaroid film, and using unique toning techniques. He achieves stunningly beautiful results that are at once classic and contemporary. "In an age when the medium is becoming more and more high tech," Baril has commented, "I borrow from the past to create something which is both faithful to the tradition...and something that is uniquely mine."

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