Still Lifes with Fruit

Still lifes have a long history in the world of painting, perhaps reaching a peak in 17th century Dutch painting. I pay homage here to this long artistic tradition and the Dutch paintings. For each final image in “Still Lifes with Fruit,” I first arranged the elements of the composition and then took the photograph. I see myself, however, as much as a digital painter as a photographer. To achieve my vision, I imported the photographs to the computer where I happily spent hours to get the processing of an image exactly right. For me, the computer is as important as the camera.