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
198 Rocks. Tabor Robak.
Typology of white feathers. Collection of Natural Curiosities Art House.
Wild nest collection. Ambrotype photography by Susan Seubert.
Haliotidae Haliotis shells collected by L.H. Snyder on August 5, 1939 off of an island in what is now Kangwon province in North Korea. Haliotis specimens were first described by Karl Linnaeus in 1758. About 250 years later, some Haliotis species are now critically threatened with extinction. Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology collection. Photography by Diana Zlatanovski © 2012 The President and Fellows of Harvard College
Magnolia warblers. Photo by Lisa Frank.
Napoleon I, 1809-17, Description de l’Egypte: Histoires Naturelles Planches.