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Inspirational still life photography


Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
8 Sep 2013 9:59PM
Of late I've just not had time to do any landscapes, unfortunately work pressures get in the way - or should I say fortunately. So I've dabbled a bit with still life's, something I can set up very quickly (and leave set up), so I can work on them when I have a spare few minutes. I'm also starting to incorporate them into a few DMs. I'm converting part of my office so I can devote a bit more time to it.

I've had some quite encouraging results but now I want to get a different look - thing is I don't know exactly the look yet. Thanks greatly to help I've had from the likes of Janet (Chase).

So here's my question, can anyone link to still life's that offer something else, I'm not into bowls of fruit etc they don't do anything for me, I want animage to have a narrative etc.

To start the ball rolling a couple that I've been drawn to:

Kevin Best

A bit too conventional for me, but superbly done, besides I don't ave the time or money to collect as many props, there also a bit busy for me.

Harold Ross

I love the processing almost HDR, but not he uses multi layers of "light painting"

Robert Mapplethorpe I hope the link works is to a narrow google search as some of mapplethorpes images are nor really work friendly !

The above are just a flavour of some of the still life's. Irving Penn has been mentioned but I've yet to see a still life of his that I like.

There are some excellent examples on here from Chase, Cattyal, KeithH etc.

I would really be interested in any examples anyone could link to.

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cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
8 Sep 2013 10:26PM
Too late to think about it now but I'll see if I can add to the thread soon Smile
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
8 Sep 2013 10:44PM
But.....

Guido Mocafico does some nice stuff......

Peter Lippman

for starters Smile
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
8 Sep 2013 11:01PM
Thanks Alison, some super examples there, particularly Lippmann.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
9 Sep 2013 9:22AM
Magda Indigo does great flower shots Nick
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
9 Sep 2013 7:26PM
There's some good stuff there Ade, some of the abstracts in particular are great. - must say a bit too colourful for me tho Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
9 Sep 2013 8:48PM
get colourless flowers Wink

like the white rose maybe !
chase e2
9 1.1k 242 England
10 Sep 2013 5:47PM
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
10 Sep 2013 7:55PM
Thanks Janet, just the photo of his studio on his website is quite inciteful
frontlens 1 2
12 Sep 2013 10:34AM
An incredible still life photographer is Francois Gillet http://www.artipolis.com/francoisgillet/

Take a look and you will agree.
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
12 Sep 2013 7:42PM
Thanks Hans, yes there are some good images .
lawbert 7 1.7k 15 England
12 Sep 2013 8:46PM
For Inspiration you could do a lot worse than Alison's PFWink
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
13 Sep 2013 4:14PM

Quote:For Inspiration you could do a lot worse than Alison's PFWink


Ha - and here's me distinctly lacking in inspiration at the moment Smile

Still - how about this collection Olga Vlasova
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
13 Sep 2013 4:52PM
There great Alison, and what I like is with photographers that are good when they show their favourites you see other examples that are good too. Smile
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
14 Sep 2013 4:16PM
One I've just stumbled on

Carlo Pautasso

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