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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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Pepper
Color Photograph

$ 540
$ 324
Fennel
Color Photograph

$ 540
$ 324
Eggplant II
Color Photograph

$ 650
$ 390
Jack O'Lantern Mushroom
Color Photograph

$ 600
$ 360
Eggplant IV
Color Photograph

$ 560
$ 336
Tropicana x3
Color Photograph

$ 250
Simply Passion Flowers
Black & White Photograph

$ 340
$ 204
Coral x3
Color Photograph

$ 250
Pink Mondial 1
Color Photograph

$ 250
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Black & White Photograph

$ 360
$ 216
Allium
Color Photograph

$ 500
$ 300
Eggplant I
Color Photograph

$ 500
$ 300
Princess 2X
Color Photograph

$ 250
Rachel Closer
Black & White Photograph

$ 350
$ 210
Cymbidium from Neighbor
Color Photograph

$ 500
$ 300
Eggplant III
Color Photograph

$ 550
$ 330
Holy Basil
Color Photograph

$ 500
$ 350
Lloyd's X2
Color Photograph

$ 250
Amnesia
Color Photograph

$ 250
Fuchsia Full
Color Photograph

$ 250
White Mass
Color Photograph

$ 250
Guadalupe 1 Group
Color Photograph

$ 250
Epidendrum Radicans
Color Photograph

$ 260 - $ 450
Ginger II
Color Photograph

$ 260 - $ 450
Datura I
Color Photograph

$ 260 - $ 450
Pulsatilla
Color Photograph

$ 255
Ginger V
Color Photograph

$ 255 - $ 450
Iris
Color Photograph

$ 255 - $ 450
Ginger I
Color Photograph

$ 255 - $ 450
Double White In Black & White III
Black & White Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Squash Blosssom on the Wane
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Double White in Black & White II
Black & White Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Xerula
Color Photograph

$ 250
Jack O' Lantern Mushroom
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Lawyer's Wig II
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Lion's Mane
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Perigord Black Truffle
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Passion Fruit
Color Photograph

$ 250
Passion by Three
Color Photograph

$ 250
Frank Meyer's Lemon
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 400
Paeonia Ostii
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Rachel at 83
Color Photograph

$ 450
Poet's Jasmine
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 450
Saturday Nite At The Q
Color Photograph

$ 250 - $ 500