This is a personal project created at home with a very simple set up, using only natural light and a reflector, focusing primarily on the play and the creation that results from it. I detach myself from all the ‘rules’ and technical skills I have as a photographer to tune in with my imagination and the magic it can bring out of everyday objects.
These series are not really about food, even though I photograph fruits and vegetables. I see a character in every object. When I combine them in a composition it creates a playful and somewhat theatrical dynamics.
The process of discovering these dynamics is painstaking yet meditative. It requires staying present and seeing what’s in front of me and what that suggests. I have a background in fine arts and the way the images emerge in my hands is very similar to sculpting. Every composition is born while shooting, I never imagine prior what it’s going to be. Only at the end do I see the story it tells and the emotions it evokes, reflecting the core feelings inside, the desires and stages of self-exploration expressed unconsciously through a simple visual image.
From the top:
It's a boy!
Sweet sour spicy love
Can I lean on you?
Familiy of different tastes
The missing foundation