A series of still life images inspired by the Pop Art movement of the 1950’s and 60’s, brought into the present day with modern digital photography techniques.
When I was in art school in the early 90’s I studied Andy Warhol with great interest, finding his multi coloured collages of celebrities and mundane objects such as soup cans most fascinating. I’ve always loved highly saturated colour photography as well as hard contrast levels and I wanted to utilise these techniques in a minimalist series about fresh produce. This series involved numerous trips to my local Harris Farm to pick out many a fruit specimen that I in turn styled and photographed using artificial lighting to emulate hard sunlight, along with macro focus stacking up to one hundred frames in many of the finished examples. The mundane turned into (fruity) provocative art.
Photographed on a Phase One IQ260 digital camera back, post processing in Capture One Pro and Photoshop.
Prints available for sale in my online photographic art shop here.
To view my second Pop series Pop Veg, click here.
Levitating Pear Grounded Pomegranate
Pop Goes The Citrus 2
Pop Goes The Citrus 1
Pop Goes The Citrus 3
The Fruit Stand Divided