Kevin Best from New Zealand reinterprets the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, in a new medium : photography.
“I have always been a story teller and I love the deep thought that is required to create a narrative using objects alone. I choose to photograph in the style of the Dutch Golden Age because much of what they experienced is with us today: fear of religious outsiders, the guilt of being wealthy while others struggle, and a sense of wonder at new discoveries. Still Life can capture universal truths, while still allowing individual interpretation.
Still life photography is technically challenging and intellectually stimulating. While the original masters of the genre delighted in fooling people that their paintings were real, I delight when people think my photographs are paintings.”