Still life photography is having it’s hay day. Whether the backdrops are bright and vivacious, or witty, weird and muted, this 2D effect is playing out all over fashion realm – in print, digital and retail. It feels like a natural progression from the fused and flattened geometry planes we’ve been seeing for a while.
Some of my favorite still life artists at the moment are Arthur Woodcroft, Charlie Schuck, Armin Zogbaum and Jamie Julien Brown and today’s discover of The Collecteur by Giulia Scalese is the newest to the bunch. Her witty combinations and visual layouts are crisp, fun and metaphoric. Her use of pareidolia makes a huge impact – making each image a personality to react to.
In her words, “My love of quirky, colorful items – combined with a background in photography, digital manipulation, and visual merchandising — is essentially what lead me here. I’m highly inspired by bold characters and funky personalities, which I try to convey in each image.”