Posts tagged: still life photography

Disposable Everyday Objects Transformed Into Abstract Works of Art

Sam Kaplan

Bubble Tea Straws

Sam Kaplan

Plastic Bags

Through repetition of form, NYC-based photographer Sam Kaplan aims to make disposable objects beautiful—and he succeeds. His series Disposables elevates everyday objects to abstract and striking works of art.

Eye-Popping, Candy-Colored Sculptures by Elise



Elise is a London-based artist and photographer making work that lies between photography and sculpture. Her photographs of large-scale installations explore the relationship between two and three dimensions and are eye-popping to say the least, with their “seductive surfaces and hyper-real colors.”

Photographs of Glitzy Canine Competition Backdrops Without the Star Attractions


Melbourne-based photographer Louis Porter is a thorough, particular, and often mysterious photographer—an avid and precise collector of themes, concepts, and situations. His collection of images from All that Glitters leaves us with the sense that something—a sentiment, a person, an object—is missing.

Photographer Memorializes Her Grandfather Through Objects He Left Behind


“These photographs function simultaneously as an acknowledgement to the ephemeral nature of life and as an indulgence in man’s unwillingness to give in to this understanding—his desire to arrest time, to counter anonymity, to leave something behind, to be immortal.”—Andrea Tese

Inheritance is a sincere yet unapologetic documentation of one man and the many parts that make up his life. A New York City native, photographer Andrea Tese has dedicated the last two years to archiving her grandfather’s possessions after his passing in 2011. An often daunting and melancholic task to surviving relatives, Tese sorts through her grandfather’s property with an acute anthropology, compiling like objects into various still lifes and displays. Though deeply personal, Tese is neither tender nor sentimental towards this abandoned inventory. Each categorized memory feels heavy with consciousness while simultaneously remaining extremely vacant, resonant with a life gone forever. Inheritance asks no questions and begs no answers, but rather acts as an intimate chronicle of personal identity through a history left behind.

Photo du jour: Merry Knitmas!

David Sykes

What better way to say Merry Christmas than with London-based photographer David Sykes’ Knitmas Dinner. This delightful dinner is the latest addition to his series Faux Food in which he creates the nation’s favorite dishes out of everyday objects. Crafted in collaboration with model maker Jessica Dance and made entirely out of wool, Sykes says the piece is a nod to the “unwanted woolly jumpers from grannies at Christmas time.”

Bruce Peterson’s Still Life Photos Explore Universal Pet Peeves (Spotlight)

Bruce Peterson

It’s not hard for us to relate to this series of ‘annoying’ things by Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson. We’ve all had our share of sub-par roommates in the past. You know the ones—the roommates who eat the last of the peanut butter and then have the nerve to put it back in the pantry. The roommates who can’t replace a toilet paper roll to save their life, or the ones who “borrow” your toothpaste everyday just to leave it a disgusting mess. The list goes on, naturally. For our many universal pet peeves, there’s finally a visual we can all appreciate, thanks to Peterson who shines the spotlight on them in a clever series simply titled Annoying.

Photographer Transforms Found Dolls Into Strange Self-Portraits

Caleb Cole

Boston-based photographer Caleb Cole adds mutton-chop sideburns, male-pattern baldness and slightly bushy eyebrows to dolls he finds at flea markets. Cole performs this alchemy to make them more closely resemble himself—and not incidentally, the elfinly morose figure of his best-known series of photographic self-portraits, Other People’s Clothes. Now, in red-headed shades of embroidery thread and acrylic paint, Cole puts his face onto sculptural objects, any of which could be—simultaneously—both pudgy baby and portly gent.

Photographer Transforms Discarded Lighters Into Graphic Art

Eddy De Azevedo

Former Paris-based art director and copywriter Eddy De Azevedo moved to the rural seaside town Capbreton to enjoy the benefits of the wild Atlantic. While on long walks with his dog, De Azevedo could not help noticing all of the trash and discarded objects that washed upon shore. Soon he began collecting the many forsaken scraps and gathering them in his studio where he creates colorful, graphic images from the rubbish.

Deconstructed, Paint-Drenched Imagery by Kevin Todora

Kevin Todora

Dallas-based artist Kevin Todora juxtaposes studio photography with physical alterations that push against photographic norms. In his show at the Dallas Contemporary that runs through December 22nd, the artist features images of fruit, friends, and everyday objects drenched with paint, as well as photographic images skewed by spray paint and various objects.

Photographer Documents Machines That Save Lives


It was late night, completely dark, but the space was big-there were about 20 children peacefully sleeping in incubators-and suffused with little lights and beeps. I asked the doctor to give me a few minutes to look at this amazing space.—Reiner Riedler

The Lifesaving Machines is a project by Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler that was sparked by complications during his son’s birth. Riedler recalls an inspiring moment in the quote above; as he sat in the neonatal intensive care unit alongside his newborn son, he was overcome with gratitude for the advances in medical technology and equally fascinated by the surrounding machines that simulated the human body. Riedler’s series explores the challenging topics of illness, medical crisis and death, but at an intentional and thoughtful distance. He respectfully chose not to include people, instead capturing these important machines and components in a neutral way.

Riedler is represented by the Anzenberger Agency.