Welcome, yet again, followers and visitors to my blog and the latest update in my diary. On this occasion working in my own studio developing more ideas with regard to developing narratives through the medium of still life and the use of symbolism.
This time I have selected alternative objects to experiment with in the studio. Again I selected the Manual Mode on the camera as it gives me greater flexibility working with different lighting and the development of narratives.
In this series of still life images I have included six objects in an attempt to create a narrative related to a particular individual. In a sense it is biographical.
Apart from the lighting the only other variable is the candle. I wanted to to see if by changing the significance of whether the candle was lit or unlit changed the impact upon the interpretation of the image upon the viewer.
Low Key lighting was once again adopted. I find this kind of ambient lighting adds subtlety and a sense of heightened drama to the final outcome.
This was a much more difficult task to achieve in my studio not having a wealth of willing helpers easily at hand to assist in the set up process or a gantry with lights, light modifiers, soft-boxes, snoots, barn doors and backdrops. Shows I have been listening. Improvisation and thinking on the hoof was the name of the game as the shoot progressed.
These four images are the first products of that photo shoot.
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Have a great day.