Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

9 October 2011

Life In Inanimate Things. Still Lifes.

I've never been too keen on painting still lifes, to me it's not as rewarding as painting portraits or landscapes (so I only paint them to order). However, photography is a different matter — you can convey a lot of moods and sensations by simply arranging objects, for instance

a peaceful breakfast in a joyous sunny morning,

A cup of tea
A cup of tea.
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a hangover after a merry party,
Goblets and glasses. After the party
Goblets and glasses. After the party
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well, these are just seeds you can sow at the right time,

Cherimoya, Persimmon and Marmalade flower seeds
Cherimoya, Persimmon and Marmalade flower seeds
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aristocrats' leisure (this riding crop made of mahogany and ivory was pilfered by my grandfather from some Nazi high rank official's office during World War II and handed down to me),

Antique mahogany and ivory riding crop
Antique mahogany and ivory riding crop
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or nostalgia for the good old times when quality things were still available and you could lay the table with silver cutlery.

Antique silver cutlery
Antique silver cutlery
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Antique silver cutlery on a dark red tablecloth
Antique silver cutlery on a dark red tablecloth
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1 comment:

  1. It's really amazing to me how "lively" still life can be. I especially loved your one with the seeds, but they're all really good.

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