‘Other Than’ Photography

 

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Claesz, 1627. Still-life with Turkey Pie

Photographically, my interests are wide ranging but I am especially passionate about both food photography and still life.

Still Life with Turkey Pie” by the Dutch painter Pieter Claesz (1597 – 1661) is an example of the kind of art which inspired my interest in food photography.

Claesz’s work is renowned for the use of subtle colours and relatively simple compositions in order to produce atmospheric paintings in which beautifully soft light plays gently on the subject to create a richness whilst capturing the solidity of the object.

I find the painting of the window reflection in the glass especially beautiful.

The Photographer Sergei Sogokon is particularly proficient in producing images which look like painterly masterpieces. It’s a level of work to which I aspire.

http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=142087

http://www.rps.org/member/gallery/sergei-sogokon/Light-Painting-Still-Life