I love squid and pasta and I also like squid ink pasta but for some reason I always get scared to order it at restaurants in fear of the black teeth you often end up with.
A little like how I feel about this table setting. This isn’t a blog setting that has been shot to inspire for a dinner party unless you are a black lover or have a black theme but instead more as a fixed piece of art.
I was inspired by The Shop – Die Remise in Hamburg Germany. A lifestyle concept store that has been set up by a fashion stylist turned interior designer. It is quirky and has elements of surreal. In a way this setting shocks me but there is something in the cement-like look that intrigues me. A big play with light and shadow that I feel Amanda Prior has really resolved in this shoot. It was exactly how I had imagined it and I like the mix of the softer linen with the harshness of the paper. I like the texture of the wire Exhibit bowl and dried squid pasta back with the smooth lines of the ceramics and tarnished silvers adding layers to a flat image. The graduating tones in the vase and the way the light catches it and the addition of the Eames house bird gives something unreal a sense of real. I hope I haven’t gone too extreme and shocked but instead you are able to enjoy these images as much as I did creating them.
Photographer – Amanda Prior