On a road trip through Scotland visiting distilleries I spotted many different textures and line play within the different locations…
I know… it has been a while that I stepped into my studio where some works that I have started working on a good time back were waiting patiently for me… I was waiting for the right inspiration, energy and time, and here it was…
My latest work, I called it dancing. Acrylic on canvas, 50 by 70 cm and available for sale. More information about that can be found in the shop. Hope to get some more painting done soon 🙂 #WatchThisSpace
For this weeks photo in the Closer & Closer project I looked around the house for an every day object to photograph. Sitting at the kitchen table eating my breakfast I noticed the bowl of apples sitting there. Green and red round objects, with their own challenges of shadows and focus points. It was decided, this week was going to be around apples!
Struggling a bit at first with how to make this object come alive and how to portrait it in a way that is fitting to the project. Apples with a white or black background, making them float, roll and putting them in every position you can think of. But nothing seemed to ‘pop’ really. The round shape gave me another challenge with lighting to make this shape also come forward on the screen.
I needed something that reflected the object and showed its character. But what is that? After some thinking and moving flashlights all over, to play with shadows, I tried the green apple combination with a dark background. That was a strong combination I found and next step was to add something for that fresh and juicy feel that a green apple has. Spraying it with water added that extra layer of texture to it. Do you think I captured the character of the apple in this way? Love to hear your feedback on this weeks photo!
This week in the Closer & Closer project I am trying out some more metal objects, but something different then last weeks photo where the material was different and also the shapes in it all were totally different to light. There is a miniature still here that has caught my eye and the copper reflection and spiral element was something I wanted to show in a more abstract way. How do you think I did on this weeks assignment?
From today on, every week a photo will be posted on the Ansgar Artwork website for the photography project Closer & Closer. In this project my goal lies into photographing objects in a close up or even macro way, adding effects and trying out some different things to push my barriers. Stepping out of my comfortzone and learning along the way.
For the first entry in this project I have chosen to play around with focus. You have seen loads of photos last year from me with urban geometry and details of buildings, so this is something totally different for me, getting up close and personal with small objects instead of large ones.
I wanted to do something with these coffee beans for a while now, but wondered how to photograph them in the best way? How to transfer the lovely smell of coffee through the image to you so to say? It is difficult I found. But photographing food mostly is they tell me. So, do you think I succeeded in capturing the dark roast? I will be trying out some more objects in the food section in the coming year so if you have any remarks, tips or techniques please do not hesitate to let me know, love to hear your feedback.