Hamper Posted on Thursday, 30th October , 2014 by Stephen G. Hipperson —Stephen— Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
Love this mirrored shape.
Thank you! (Light is everything.)
Simple but beautiful
Lovely shot. Feels like an Andrew Wyeth painting. Thank you!
Thank you for the reference. Whilst I’m not a student of art as such, I very much appreciate any ‘feels like’ comments I get – I always follow up on any artist names that are offered up, adding them to my list of ‘Sources of Inspiration’. (I would never claim to be an artist, but I see no reason why I shouldn’t use works by true artists as a ‘mind opening’ tool!
Great composition and light, Stephen, love this one!
Thank you, Ron!
i like the idea of taking photos of simple objects and yet with the right composition, you make the object interesting. thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks, Lisa. I have a more expansive shot of the hamper but that has a problem of some glare from the window (which, if I’m inclined, will take a bit of jiggery pokery with photoshop to get right),
Nice contraposition of light and shape. It feels like Caravaggio’s use of sudden light, but he did color. Check stuff by Hockney too. He also did color though. I believe it is him who did a window or door open onto the sea – a similar effect but in color.
As it happens, I’m quite familiar with some of Hockney’s work – he was born not 20 miles from where I live and there is are a few of his works in the local area – I think I remember the work you recall.
The work of Caravaggio and his like is often in the back of my mind when I’m looking around for subjects for my photography – I do like slanting light.
PS: it is rather difficult to paint in monotones … the lure of color is irresistible. Wyeth did tone down color in some of his interiors. See the bed by the window if you can find it. Great photo anyway.
The dog on the bed picture?
One of the advantages a painter has over somebody who uses a mechanical process to record a scene is they are less bound by the reality of the scene they record. Trying to photograph with a medium with a relatively narrow dynamic range (light) means areas can be either too dark or burnt out….. jiggery pokery with Photoshop can be useful but ultimately, to me, less than adequate.
(I will always take pictures where the light is interesting, not matter what the subject – light rules! 😉 )
Great use of light and composition to turn ‘nothing’ into ‘something’. Artistry indeed!
‘Something’ is what we look for as photographers? 😉