In the Classical Style (not Gangnam Style)

Bowl of Fruit Still Life

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.

Still Life Fruit Bowl with OrangeThat 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.

Pano still life with kiwi Low Res FB


About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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