This image was inspired by the works of 17th century painters like Sanchez Cotan,Bartolomeo Bimbi, Pieter Claesz, and Louise Moillon

In this time period fruit and veg was hung up in the pantry to stop it from going bad so quickly so many still life paintings of this period would have hanging vegetables and fruit in them.

Image taken with a Nikon D90 using a 35-70 Nikkor lens the lighting was a single Bowens studio light ( Only one light source was ever present in a 17th century Bodegon style painting) with a black background I also used a 09 ND filter to further blacken the background area.

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I am a Photographer and Photographic artist based in Surrey in the UK my inspirations can and do come from anywhere from 17th century artists such as Cotan to other members of the Redbubble community.

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  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Darren. Very different, and I love the effect of the lighting.

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  • Lee LaFontaine
    Lee LaFontaineover 2 years ago

    Fantastic in every way. Supurb photography. Bravo!! Lee

  • Thank you most kindly I got a bit carried away with my research into 17th century paintings notably Cotan and decided to re create one photographically :o)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature!!

  • Thank you very much at least I got my 5 a day after I finished the shoot ! :o)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

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