I would like to share my recent work on one of the FMP ideas for my study. For long time, I wasn’t sure what can I do for the third idea. Mostly I take photos of people and like to create stories but this time I chose still life inspiration from one of the greatest Polish painters who lived at the turn of the 19th and 20th century – Władysław Ślewiński. I found his art interesting and inspiring. There is something in his paintings that make me think about my country, my home and people who are close to my heart. I like his “simplicity and sincerity in places untouched by modern civilization as well as in objects of daily use”. In his art, he used mostly earth colours and he painted in flat areas.
I did a lot of research before I decided to recreate some of his paintings. Mostly I chose the one with everyday use objects like bottles, jars, fruits, and flowers.
I wanted to recreate the colours, the lighting but also put my ideas and vision in this project. I used simple objects which I fund in my kitchen and my house. I prepared the area and I used ambient light with small continues light from my mini portable still life studio. As for the background, it has served me vinyl tile. You never know what can you find in your house and what can be very useful.
Composing the images
In postproduction I used Nik Collection plugin for Photoshop to edit the images. Below the final images.
I believe it was one of the most pleasant tasks I did. I wasn’t difficult to manage, organise the space and items (whatever I found in the house) The editing process wasn’t too complicated and time consuming. I really had a fun to work on this project.