This week I've been preparing the presentation of my idea for the graduation shoot at Beckmans, and these photos were my inspiration. As you can see, I'm heading in a completely different direction than the first still life I made, which became much too soft and romantic in my opinion... We are shooting in an amazing location called Färgfabriken (=The Paint Factory) in Stockholm, see pics here.
Surveillance Chandelier by Humans Since 1982, photo by Tim Meier
Architecture: Be-Fun Design
Styling: Gitte Kjær, Photo: Mikkel Mortensen
Photo: The Selby
A nude/beige/woody bag of eye candy for today. I'll be back soon with something more graphic. Enjoy!
White, black and grey. This is the colour range in creative director and brand consultant Todd Waterbury's home. He is an extreme design perfectionist, arranging all his belongings in neat stacks, even his dining chairs. Nothing comes in to his home that doesn't fit perfectly into his chosen theme, not even a book or a shirt. And I love it! It's so perfect, from every angle, and just absolutely beautiful.
Today we had our first still life lesson at Beckmans Akademi. I think I can speak for the whole class when I say that we were all pretty nervous this morning. But it all went just fine, and resulted in lots of great pictures, shot by Elin Strömberg
I spent my weekend brainstorming and coming up with several ideas, just to throw them all away a few hours later. I finally ended up with something that I'm not quite happy with... It feels just "blah". I should have been braver, more edgy. And I should have worked more on the lines. But there will be more chances!
Below are some of the photos from today. Enjoy!
Styling: Emma Fexeus
I'm on my way out to the garage to find some props for a still life shot we are doing in school on Monday, but I thought I would just drop in here to give you the weekly dose of eye candy... Enjoy!
Ps. Did you notice anything odd with the top picture? It's not a photo! It's a 3D rendering. Amazing, huh?
This Helsinki home belongs to designer and interior architect Tanja Jänicke and her carpenter husband. They created most of the interiors together, with lots of clever storage solutions and an obvious love for wood and robust, sustainable designs.
This week began with something I've been dreaming about for a long time - I started Lotta Agaton
's Interior Stylist class at Beckmans
! This week's homework is about finding your own style, and trying to separate your dreams from a more realistic view of what you can achieve. I've been looking at several stylist's portfolios, trying to find photos that I believe are "me". The ones I keep coming back to are those of Anouk B
, Tina Hellberg
, Gitte Kjær
and Susanna Vento
. A mix of styles, ranging from very graphic and quite minimalistic to softer pics full of details.
I find it quite hard to decide what is truly MY style, especially since my own styling experience is pretty limited so far. There are so many different styles and expressions I like, but I'm trying to think about which of these styling ideas I could actually have come up with and realized myself...
Below you will find some of the sets that I think are closest to my own style. Just click on the picture to go to the source.