Still Life Research

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For my traditional still life, I plan to shoot an assortment of random objects (pineapple, glass skull, sunflower, ceramic hand, telephone usb) that add a comedic feel to the image. The objects will be arranged as if the skull were talking through the phone; giving it a surreal effect. I will also be emphasizing the green, orange, yellow hues of the image and possibly saturating a bit.

As for my product still life, I plan to highlight the ‘Nike Roshe Run’ sneakers in three color ways. (blue/orange, olive, black/green) The sneakers will be arranged on a wire as if thrown over, emphasizing an urban/streetwear vibe. I plan to shoot the product in front a white backdrop setup with the light focused on the shoes.

For my food still life, I will exploring color and symmetry through the display of arranged and cut fruits. I am planning on cutting a cube out of a watermelon and displaying it as a present. I also wanted to cut the watermelon skin and portray the texture as the ribbon and bow of the present/watermelon.


Project 2 Research

For this project, I really want to focus on environments for each one. My product photo will be Patron, set up with limes, salt, shot glasses, all to enhance the green and silver colors and tones. For my traditional, I want to use different random items that I have collected since I was a kid, like a glittery tree, flower rooster, this colorful expanding ball, all staged at a park or playground (still considering location because I do not want to look like a weirdo photographing at place with kids). For my food photo, I want to focus on coffee and pastry (overhead shot) because I love visiting coffee shops. I will have to determine which shop has the best environment and lighting for the vibe I want.

Still Life Research & Brainstorm

Still-Life: For this category of the project, I want to emphasize on cluster of antique items. The lighting will be dulled or use golden light, try to create sense of old, classical, or decrepit environment with the subject.

Product: In this category, I would advertise my pocket-watch. I would be placing books or paper works, and try to display a sense of work time. This theme will change due to how boring it is, I’m trying to find how to display a sense of time progression in still-life, so its in progress.

Food: Food is food, take a photo and brag about it, or eat it, that is my perspective of it.

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Still Life

Still Life: For the first part of the project, I wanted to project the stuff a typical college student has like a backpack, pencil and paper as well as some things we can’t live without like our phones and MacBooks.

Product: I decided to photograph sunglasses in such a way where shadows and lighting would play an important factor of this concept.

Food: The last part of this project, A yummy dessert, like strawberry cheesecake, would be showcased. Taking photos of it would show the texture of the dessert.Garcia_Joseph_Still_Life_Examples.jpgGarcia_Joseph_Still_Life_Sketches