I took this still life on a marble table in my kitchen. After setting up a basic composition with objects that I found around my home, I sat and ponder the scene for a while. Asking myself questions about what I see; is there a single line that the eye can easily follow and be guided by? How can I combine colours effectively with screwing up the whole thing?
It’s all an experiment with composition, but there are basic rules that can be followed, bent, and broken.
Think about colour, lines of shadow, over/underweighted areas of colour or shadow that would cause the photo to appear off balance.
I love doing these shots, and because it involves “still life”, I have total control and can manipulate light and colour as I want.
I have many odds and ends around my home that I can use to build a still life. Photography is a wonderful way to explore the world, why not explore your own home and discover all those old books, frying pans, the food you keep in the fridge etc and use them to create a little story?