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The Wood Anemone

A close-up of "The Wood Anemone" by Anja Axelsson: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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576 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of butterflies, bees, and ladybugs on flowers; macro photograph created by Anja Axelsson

The Wood Anemone


Anja Axelsson is a Scandinavian Photographer and Visual Artist devoted to capturing the beauty, mystery, and inherent power of nature on her doorstep. Growing most of her subjects in her own garden, or gathering from nearby forests and meadows, she has accumulated an extensive botanical image library that’s in constant growth. This forms the foundation for her unique botanical artwork.

Anja took her BA (Hons) in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University, in the late 90’s, and has since had diverse experience in design and photography. As a photographer, she has for many years taken private portraits and editorial assignments, but mainly working as a photojournalist in the UK.

Now you find her immersed in flora in her garden in the south of Norway, seeking to tell a whole different story. Finding her inspiration in folklore, mythology and symbolism in the botanical world throughout human history, Anja explores the past but embraces modern technology in her digital artwork.

Anja creates exceptionally high resolution images by combining several photographs together using the VAST technique. The play with size is an important element to Anja's work. Enlarging subjects to larger than life formats, to highlight, focus and observe what can often be overlooked.

A ladybug features in all of Anja's work, sometimes hidden. Cultures around the world see ladybugs as a very positive influence. They are often tied to love, prosperity, and good luck, and wherever you see them, good omens usually follow. In mythology and folklore they grant wishes and protect.

"When I study a flower, I don’t only see a beautiful object in front of me. I see a bloom opening like an old book, each petal paper thin. It’s an ancient historic tale, reaching far back in time... whispering symbolism, myth and folklore. Each bloom with a unique story to tell, full of magic and awe." - Anja Axelsson

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Our photographic prints are created using a specialty, large-format fine art printer designed to produce archival, museum-grade prints. They are true "chromogenic" prints: light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom using state-of-the-art lasers to produce the sharpest possible image. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

Our photographic prints are available in one of two finishes: glossy and lustre. Glossy prints have a rich, silky saturation and are great for environments where the lighting and reflections have been carefully thought through. Lustre prints have a bright, sparkle-like finish that diffuses reflections and are therefore more versatile for environments where the lighting and reflections are less under your control.

Your print comes with two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one that you will affix to the finished piece and one that remains standalone. Additionally, your print's provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.

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Acrylic glass display

Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels575,903,552
Horizontal Pixels26,608
Vertical Pixels21,644
Aspect Ratio1.23 : 1
File Size3,291 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)7.39 feet
Height @ 300ppi6.01 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)14.78 feet
Height @ 150ppi12.02 feet

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