Still Light

Sun in Gemini

I think of it as ‘still light’, adapting the idea of still life; a style that originated centuries ago in the world of the painted image, and went on to influence the early years of photography…

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(Above: the warm light of a sunset creates an almost lifelike, secondary image of a vase, together with the contents. The shadows of the Venetian blinds add sympathetic texture, without overpowering the surface layer. Such ‘painting with light’ opens up the versatility of the natural medium)

The big idea of still life is to have an intensity of quietness, whose arrangement may also carry a hidden message; ranging from political to moral… or something entirely new.

With still light, I don’t deviate from this much, but look to the direct effects of light to add to the forms to be viewed and, hopefully, photographed.

The best shots are…

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