/ 2022 / Fine Art / Still Life

Mackerel and Springflowers

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Hester Blankestijn
  • Studio
    Hester Blankestijn Fotografie

This still life is part of an ongoing serie in the Dutch visual language of the Golden Age. I am fascinated by the classical still life, which appears as a window onto another world full of lush food and flowers.

Beside these aesthetically placed objects there is a slice of life narrative where people just left the room and the birds take their chance and inspect the seasonal banquet, giving the image a just-walked-in quality.