Lifestyle & Fun
Orchid Show at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show
NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is something about David Leaser's creations that is hypnotizing.
Calling him a flower fanatic, would be an understatement.
"I look through rare, exotic bulb catalogs, some of the flowers are flowers from bulbs that have been saved since the 1500's in Holland," he said.
That's part of the reason why his work is so fascinating.
David Leaser is one of the world's leading botanical photographers. He fell in love with flowers during a trip to the Amazon.
He noticed small bits of life on the floor of the rainforest.
"Some of these are only the size of a quarter, you would step on them in nature," Leaser said.
Once home, he spent roughly a year perfecting his technique, which utilizes technology developed by NASA.
"I take 80 to 100 photographs and then software will look at each one of those images, composite it together and figure out what's the sharpest area of each one of them so I can get that level of detail," he explained.
Like the vibrant center of this beauty.
"You can see the little tiny hairs on a flowers that you would never see with the naked eye," Leaser said.
David's latest addition is Photographs of Rare and Endangered Orchids. He's launching the collection at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, where more than 500 vendors are busy getting ready.
If you want to find an individual piece of artisan furniture, chances are you can find it here. If you want to shop for the latest and greatest appliance for you home, you can do that.
"I think what's great about this work is it allows people to have an appreciation of nature that they may have never had before," Leaser said.
For more information about the show, please visit:
photography, lifestyle & fun
- Police search for missing 11-year old Brooklyn boy 8 min ago
- AccuWeather: Changeable Week
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Vietnam says cannot find object from missing jet
- Cherry Hill Mall parking dispute turns violent 32 min ago
- Squatters flee fire in Paterson; 2 vacant buildings gutted
- Photos: Fire guts 2 vacant Paterson buildings
- Man arrested for stealing money from donation box
- Liam Neeson tours stables amid carriage horse debate
- Toddler's FaceTime saves mother after dog bite
- Fire rips through seven houses in the Bronx 25 min ago
- Antonio Cromartie released by Jets
- Photos: 10 suspects caught in the act