When my tutor pointed me in the direction of Irving Penn I knew that this was a direction I wanted to take my assignment 4 re-work into.
I really enjoyed the way that Penn has combined fashion with still life photography, and how he has almost glamourized decay.
My tutor suggested that maybe I should find more interesting textures in fruit rather than trying to bring out the tiny surface textures without a macro lens. Using decaying fruit is an ideal way to do this. Plus I always have decaying fruit in good supply in a house of good intentions but poor decisions!
Although Penn has an incredibly varied portfolio of work including a wide variety of food images. I particularly like the ones against plain white/ light coloured backgrounds that are lit well and crisp and clear in their presentation.
I would like to replicate this in my reshoot of A4.