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Unique X-ray images of plants / The Inner Essence of Plants

What does a plant look like if you x-ray it? Tor G. Nitzelius, dendrologist, garden curator and head of Gothenburg’s Botanical garden, wanted to know. There to help him was Helmut Rasper, janitor and photographer and his wife, as well as the world-famous photographer Lennart Nilsson together with Professor Sven Roland Kjellberg at The Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The nearly 500 X-rays of various species, then fell into oblivion, but were discovered again by chance fifty years later by visual artist Johan Brink who has processed selected images. We at Fine Little Day are very happy to be part of this poster collaboration where 10% of the net sales goes to the management of Tor Gustav Nitzelius ”Garden of Memories” and to spread knowledge about his work.

Tor G. Nitzelius (1914-1999) was a curator and tree specialist at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden 1952-1976. He created popular gardens and wrote several books on how to use plants in parks and gardens. In 1992 he was appointed an honorary doctor at the University of Gothenburg. Sweden’s most prominent international dendrologist of all time had a feeling beyond the ordinary for the plant kingdom. And maybe he found the soul of the plants when he x-rayed his most beloved specimens.

Design X-ray Photography by Tor G. Nitzelius and designed by Johan Brink for Fine Little Day

Size 40×50 cm

Technique Offset print

Material Off white FSC marked paper, 170gsm/0.37 Ib.

Made in Sweden

Other Delivered in a cardboard postal tube.

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