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Raphael Sloane

"I believe in the power of beauty to inspire the preservation of the sacred in the Botanical World. I serve at the pleasure of nature."

The photographic work of Raphael Sloane changes our visual perspective of botanical imagery. He allows blossoms to elegantly defy gravity and to sit in stately portraits. In Sloane's work, flowers appear to radiate light.

With a background in traditional photography and a career as a motion picture cameraman, Sloane possesses an extensive technical and visual foundation. For the past ten years he has explored the use of the scanner as his primary image capture tool. This allows the artist to create images that are distortion free with infinite detail across the entire image plane. Archival printing is done in the artist's studio.

While primarily self-taught, mentors have been a major resource for Sloane's aesthetic and spiritual training. One such mentor, Sam Francis, the painter, told him to "learn your craft, get your chops, and then consciously put it all aside and let the canvas dictate what needs to be done." Sloane says it took him years to grasp the concept.

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Double White in Black &...
Black & White Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Double White In Black &...
Black & White Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Xerula
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250
Squash Blosssom on the...
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Double White Brugmansia...
Black & White Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 450
Lion's Mane
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Lawyer's Wig II
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Jack O' Lantern Mushroom
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Perigord Black Truffle
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Passion Fruit
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250
Poet's Jasmine
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450
Frank Meyer's Lemon
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 400
Rachel at 83
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 450
Saturday Nite At The Q
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 500
Paeonia Ostii
Color Photograph
by Raphael Sloane
$ 250 - $ 450