Diana Zlatanovski is a perfectionist — in the wonderful way that an anthropologist, photographer and museologist should be. She works with cultural artifacts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and has immersed herself in the significance of collections for a decade.
That time spent studying the intricacy of groups has inspired her photo series, The Typology: beautiful, highly detailed photographs of various collections — both the individual objects and the collections as a whole. (And she has appropriately dubbed herself The Typologist.)
“There are many so fascinating objects in the world, some things we see everyday and might not even notice,” she says. “However, if you bring enough of them together, they start to tell a story and grab your attention.”
Photo Credit: Diana Zlatanovski
Vessels, 4-6th century BC. The Metropolitan Museum collection.
Crooked knives. Native American: Micmac and Penobscot. Hudson Museum Native American Collection.
Painted rawhide playing cards, Apache. Cowan’s.
Moccasins. Collection of the UBC Museum of Anthropology.
Typology of white feathers. Collection of Natural Curiosities Art House.