The process of working on still lifes is very exciting. Even after you think you have imagined a final outcome in your mind—what seems to be just a quick arrangement and a camera click away, it surprises you and you find yourself drawn to changing the composition and adjusting its elements. Everything turns to motion—backgrounds, objects, lights. Piles of discarded “left overs” begin to appear and grow. At a certain point, you glance at the piles and see a new inspiration—an interesting shape, a fresh spark of light, an unexpected color. It triggers the imagination and sends you on another journey—a new story that wishes to be told.
My collection “Behind the Scenes,” is a result of one such journey. For its images, I worked with objects I had previously used in other projects, but had originally regarded as supporting elements. This time, I decided to elevate them to leading roles of their own by organizing them in laconic sets and shooting them with straightforward lighting. The approach gave me an opportunity to express my fascination with beauty found in simple shapes, in symmetry of enclosing spaces, and in relation between objects and lighting.