I’ve been playing with taking the idea of still life photography outside into nature and will sketch out the basic idea here.
I’ve enjoyed still life paintings and photographs for a long time. After reading Keven Best’s “Still Life Photography” (https://www.amazon.com/Still-Life-Photography-Kevin-Best-ebook/dp/B008DV49XW) I wanted to do some still life work of my own. Here’s an example, a “found” scene shot in a derelict camping trailer in the woods near Bainbridge, IN.
I hadn’t thought about it when doing this shot, but it has a message, much as the Dutch masters offered. In this case the title might be “Death by two means”.
There are problems with doing what I call “Real Life Still Life”. One is that I don’t have and don’t particularly like lighting equipment. Another is I don’t like to rearrange objects and in the prototypical still life artists may spend days rearranging the subjects. I will…
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