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Sometimes everything just

Sometimes everything just aligns.

Still life photos are fun to take, finding that perfect angle of the camera, getting the sun just right and finding reflections working in your favor. All of these add up to a fun time with still objects (except the changing light). What I don’t like is setting up the elements of a still life.

I find myself finding still life photos out in the world instead of constructing them on my own. The above photos I took while wandering around my parents house taking photos (most of them were outside). Other times I find the best juxtaposition I can and shoot that. It always seems to me that elaborately set up and controlled still lifes feel artificial, at least when I take them. 

My goal is capture the natural placements of objects within the business of life.

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