Perhaps you've noticed that this blog has been a tad Ameri-centric. To begin to widen the horizons a bit, I start with Adolphe Braun (1812-1877), a Frenchman who was a very eclectic and imaginative photographer for his time. Perhaps as an attempt to establish photography as an art form as valid as painting, he photographed a series of floral still lifes. He also photographed scenery and rural life, but those I'll have in a later post. Here are the still lifes.