- Posted on 22nd January 2012 by Nicola Holden
Having lunched at Blakes, my next stop on Sunday was the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum. I love this show, and try to visit every year because it feeds my passions for both photography and wildlife. As I have been reviewing the photographs online for this blog I was struck by the power of nature to inspire fabulous interiors.
So, here are some of my favourite pictures from this year’s exhibition, and how they can be interpreted for interiors:
Who could resist this ever-so-cute picture of a young Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey by Cyril Ruoso trying to keep warm? But it is the colours and textures in this photograph that would inspire an interior, showcasing current trends, with the toned-down, almost utilitarian colours together with the textures provided by the bark, fur and the blurred background.
I love this black and white photograph of an elephant’s foot (my favourite animal!) by Peter Delaney, but it also shows how lighting can be used to exaggerate the textures of surfaces to adding drama to interiors schemes, such as the example below by John Cullen Lighting.
The colours in this image of a tongue orchid and hare’s-tail grasses by Sandra Bartocha speak of summer freshness. This colour scheme would work together to create a bright and uplifting scheme.
This picture of snow and geese by Arthur Morris is mesmerising, and was Highly Commended in the ‘Creative Visions’ section of the competition. I think that the patterns of legs and wings created by the geese would translate well into a stunning wallpaper design.
The exhibition is on at London’s Natural History Museum until 11 March 2012, and is well worth a visit. If you’ve been, what was your favourite photograph?
Image credits from respective photographers / companies.