Plastic Vanitas

Plastic Vanitas was a project commissioned by the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) located in Bournemouth, UK. The photographic artwork was produced by artist Mariele Neudecker in collaboration with other photographers, including myself. I participated in the making of all the photographs displayed bellow. The photographs follow the Vanitas painting style, a genre that proliferated during the 16th and 17th century in the Netherlands and Flanders. Lighting the scene in the studio to replicate this was paramount.

During the photo taking process the small differences between the shots caught my attention. From big placement movements to the small changes in angle and placement of the objects. This was converted into a time lapse film shown next to the photo frames. An insight into the creative process which normally remains unseen by the audience.

Time lapse animation

Exhibition at The Gallery, 2015


Main exhibition wall. ©Image: The Gallery, 2015


Main wall, side view. ©Image: The Gallery, 2015


Time lapse animation playback during the exhibition ©Image: The Gallery, 2015