Flower power at the Atlanta Airport

Traveling can get pretty hectic, so Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is encouraging passengers to stop and smell the roses.

Or at least stop and look at some incredibly real-looking photographs of flowers from the “Les Fleurs Photographic Collection,” by Georgia artist Barry Taratoot.

To photograph the plants, Taratoot placed them against solid-black backgrounds and “without trickery or modern technical manipulation,” somehow made the plants look like paintings. But they’re not.

Go see for yourself. The exhibit is on display in the ATL Airport Atrium through May 16, 2012.