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Natural forms: The German photographer and sculptor Karl Blossfeldt — who Richardson jokingly refers to as “the Robert Mapplethorpe of the natural world” — is a major source of inspiration for the trio. “It’s pretty easy to flip through a book like The Alphabet of Plants (above) and gain inspiration,” says Williams, “whether you’re thinking about how two parts connect or how things curve, or just trying out different textures. There’s a wealth of information to be found in just looking at organic forms.”