In this series, ‘Vanitas’, I re-visit the works of the 17th century Dutch Masters using period props, food and real insects including butterflies that I breed myself. Each carefully staged underwater scene is captured in-camera without the use of post production, either traditional or digital. Working with subtle distortions of light & movement from the waters own wave energy to create a unique and painterly effect. The subjects appear as if to be floating in a black space that neither interferes nor disrupts the subject matter, the collaboration within this void offering a serene and dreamlike sensation.
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