Still Life: Using 5 x 4

Still life project:

I did my best to replicate two images one, Irving Penn’s ‘Bread, salt and water.’ and the other Charles Jones three ‘red onions’. For my brief I had to create two of my own still lives using the same props from the artist replication images. For my own still lives I used a sheep’s skull, scarf and a glass vase. Using these props I carefully light (with tungsten lights) the image as I was influenced by Dutch still life paintings. The other image I used more modern objects and lighting to contrast against the Dutch like style of my other photo.  In this project I used the 5 x 4 Toyo field camera which I have never used. I really liked the idea of being able to produce paper negatives before producing film.  I really enjoyed this project and I really liked using the Toyo field cameras. This is something I would like to work more on.

I received my first, first in this project which I hoping to keep up.

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