Photography and Composition

Miniature Art Composition, Stéphanie Kilgast

One thing I realized about myself and my work this year, thanks to my daily miniature veggie challenge, is that I loooove using all the fruit and vegetables I’m sculpting daily to compose images for various occasions.
My mother (and many of you as well) is convinced I could sell them, so maybe this is an opportunity and I’m just too lazy to make it properly.
The pictures I made so far were shot with my phone and posted on Instagram, so I can’t use these to make prints yet, but I feel it’s an interesting turn of my work. Another one that was unexpected.

Actually, photography never was something I was interested in, but working on my own photography for years now, I learned to enjoy composing.
Another point which is very enjoyable is the “no glue” factor of my compositions. I sculpt single vegetables and fruit and I just put them into place before photographing them. I don’t have to wonder how to make them stick together and also don’t have to actually glue them to place.
I have what you could call a mild glue-phobia. I don’t like when my work is set into place, one of the main reason I’m very slow at composing anything because once it’s set it can’t be undone.
We could dive into my dark psyche to understand why I don’t like to set things in stone and also why I will never marry, but hm, nope, maybe another time, maybe never.

Not gluing my sculptures also gives me the ability to re-use them over and over again, so I can take hours to make just one pineapple, but it’s ok as I can use it several times in photography.

Actually writing this makes me realize I probably ought to clearly send my work a little more along those lines 🙂
So be prepared to get prints I suppose!
I’ll leave you with the pictures I made so far on my Instagram account,

stay healthy,
xx
Stéphanie

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