Still lifes have been created by artists since the middle ages, and continue to be a captivating subject to depict or photograph in any media.

In skillful hands, they can evoke spirituality and mysticism, as well as decorative or colourful harmonies with use of contrasting tones, textures and qualities of light.

Some of my earliest images that I created as a photographer some 20 years ago were still lifes inspired by the Mediterranean light – one of which remains one of my best selling prints ever, and adorns the cover of the book on Panarea that was published in 1998.

I also love the fact that still lifes are not photographed by chance but rather they have to be carefully composed and created; not oly in the layout of the objects but also sometimes in digital enhancements or embellishments afterwards.