Someone of FaceBook posted an amazing still life with fruit, cheese, old wood – a real classic look of the old masters. (It’s in a group so, I don’t know if you can see it but, here’s a link.) I thought that this was the best thing since black plexiglass in the 80s.
A few hours later, my client calls, and says that she has a new product and can I do a shoot? Sure, I can. I’m always happy to shoot. The new product is chocolate dipped dried fruit. (I wish I can share it with you but, sorry, not yet.) SO, she brings over the products and also brings over fresh fruit in the flavors that she used. I finished the shoot but, never used the fresh fruit. Then the lightbulb over my head went on. (Did you hear a “bing” in the background because, I did as I wrote this.) I’ll try a classical style still life with her fruit and include her product.
That was the motivation I needed. I got her shot and then I kept going, and going, and going. At the end of the night (and this morning with more editing) I was very pleased with my Classic Still Life. I kept it dark (too dark for my wife, sorry dear) and painted in the light in PhotoShop. Hope you like them as well.