Flattened beer can, retrieved from a gutter in Bristol; 22 Jan 2006.

A dramatically up close and personal picture of an everyday object.  It is lit by the harsh, warm, directional light of a slide projector.

I sited the red panel containing the beer’s name at the top left of the picture,  and made it slightly truncated by the photo’s margins, to give the impression of a large and powerful but crumpled object squeezing into the picture’s frame.  Siting the beer’s name in the center of the composition would have less effect.

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Technique: tripod-mounted OM-4 with 135mm Zuiko lens and extension tube; Fuji Velvia 50 colour slide film rated at 64 ISO.


This is a new category on this blog – Archive Still Life studies.  The Still Life definition will certainly be followed loosely – e.g. some studies may only have been made “still” by the split second opening of the camera’s shutter – and my objective will be to use as many different types / genres of subject matter as possible.  Some images will be Minimalist and, in general, I try to make simpler images, rather than cramming them with visual content.

Some new Still Life studies will (hopefully!) continue to appear.


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