Entries from October 2015

Ingredients

White cake stand, The Country Trader

White and yellow vessel, China Clay 

White ribbed bowl, China Clay 

White tall bottle, Planet 

Blue and grey clay bowl, Planet 

Grey clay plate, China Clay 

Tablecloth as background, Cultiver 

Tall green vessel, No.12 Trading 

Set of white tea cups, China Clay 

Dark grey pouring jug, No.12 Trading 

Bowl, DEA Store

Blue and cream bowl small, Planet 

Bowl with imprint, DEA Store

Small bowl, DEA Store

White scallop edged bowl DEA Store

Spotted clay plate, DEA Store

Duck egg blue speckled plate, Sigmar London 

White round plate, China Clay 

Red and Blue bowl and plate, DEA Store

White textured bowl, DEA Store

White light, Studio Enti @Design Hunter 

Cream Napkin, China Clay 

Blue Napkin, Cultiver 

Remaining props sourced from hire companies or are my own.

 

Painted Palate

Method

I had been thinking about the title of this blog for quite some time when I suddenly realised that the images reminded me of one of the world’s most famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, his  “Last Supper”. It was something about the camera angle, the framing and the scale of the table in the foreground of the shot that triggered this discovery. Looking back I find that a lot of my work is influenced by famous paintings, hence “Painted Palate” seemed to be an obvious choice, as it is my still life version of this wonderful work of art that I studied more than once during my art years at school.

I feel very connected to this story.  I tried to capture a moment in time when everything aligns but at the same time it is a work in progress that has the potential to evolve into something even more special as I continue to attempt to balance and perfect the diverse elements influencing the outcome of the shot.

This blog post was a joy to create as I worked with talented photographer and good friend Chris Chen. It showcases a behind-the-scenes snapshot of how a stylist works. Moving and changing objects, constantly standing back and accessing the image through the camera lens. Neutral tones, ceramics, linens, table settings, still life and everyday objects- it is a combination of all my passions.

Enjoy watching my process become a reality through the eye of the lens.

Photographer – Chris Chen

Design by Rebecca Buttrose + Development by Brandi Bernoskie