Continuing my ongoing Familiar Objects series – featuring extraordinary high fidelity gallery print images glorifying ‘everyday’ items – this gallery features a couple of new traditional food/kitchen images (tomatoes and garlic/onion).
But a quadriptych featuring chalk crayons, marks a stylistic departure for me.
I am not a fan of ‘conceptual’ images, nor of ‘image series”.
For me, irrespective of whether it’s Fine Art of advertising: a great concept – which can be described – should just be described. It should not be illustrated as an afterthought.
Nor am I a fan of photographing Art objects and presenting a photo of the Art rather than the Art object itself directly to the audience.
I put most of that aside in this case partly because what was photographed was an object in transformation. Crushing the crayons transformed and destroyed them and photography recorded the process.
I enjoyed making the image. Only time will tell whether I value them especially.
The images are intended for large high resolution prints. A couple of detail shots are included in the gallery to stimulate a sense of seeing the images ‘larger than life’.