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When our photographer, Debbie Carlos, visited Eichhorn last spring, he was hard at work on a 4x6-foot orchid collage (the largest panel he can get up and down the stairs). Pictured are the stacks of orchid books he used to source the pieces for it, in the foreground. “I have piles of books everywhere,” he says. “My studio is only 500 square feet, so it can get hard to maneuver.”