Simplicity

I picked the last of these yellow flowers before the cold front moved through and managed to keep them away from Hubble who likes to nibble on them. I am only into the third day of this still life journey and already my head is spinning in terms of viewing other photographer’s works. One of the most arresting is Hiroshi Sugimoto–also known as Hiro–and his photography. One of his earliest and most famous works can be seen here, though still life images are only a part of his overall portfolio.

Factoid for the Day:

Pushing the boundaries of still life photography, Hiro undertook a series of photographs of dioramas. As he later explained: 

“Upon first arriving in New York in 1974, I did the tourist thing. Eventually I visited the Natural History Museum, where I made a curious discovery: the stuffed animals positioned before painted backdrops looked utterly fake, yet by taking a quick peek withone eye closed, all perspective vanished, and suddenly they looked very real. I’d found a way to see the world as a camera does. However fake the subject, once photographed, it’s as good as real.”

To learn more about Hiro and his work, visit his website and check out more of the diorama work here. While some people may not agree these qualify as still life images, I can see where they fall well within that earlier definition.

 

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Aviary and Pic-Tap-Go

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