Still Life with Pears

Still Life with Pears

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Monochromatic still life with three pear fruit in a wooden bowl. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding –

This still life image of fruit in bowl came about with the exploration of texture in black and white photography. It came about over a few years of collecting objects with deep texture, the old worn wooden planks are actually “raccoon” stretchers – a simple plank of wood used in the skinning of raccoon. I found a bunch of them in an old barn reclaiming business in Windsor, Vermont.

The wooden bowl is a family heirloom past down through the generations. It was probably hand turned by a family member or family friend. Finishing off the composition is a trio of ripe pears with a beautiful textured skin and gorgeous lighting that has been dodged and burned to bring out the highlights.

The conceptual idea of modernist photography is a looj at how photography interprets the world: through light, lens, glass, film, paper, brain and eye.  Still life photography allows one to stop and examine all of the fine detail and texture in the world around us.

Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography.

Black and white photography strips away the distraction of color and allows the view to see the composition, lines, texture, tonal range and shapes that build the image.

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Still life with pears and other fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding is available for purchase as prints rolled in a tube, canvas prints, metal prints, framed and matted prints, cards, and more.


Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist my work is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.