Recently, I had the opportunity to produce a project with the prop stylist Marcus Hay. It’s not everyday I do a test to this extent, but I wanted to connect my still life work to the more environmental imagery that I have in abundance – stills with a sense of environment. Lately, I have been thinking how contrasting elements in pictures – dark/light objects and colors, etc – work to create interesting visual tension in the frame. Along those lines, the thought came for a home design scheme using materials from different eras and/or time periods: vintage/modern. It is something many interior designers do, like Thomas O’Brien, for example. The theme got the ball rolling for this project. I figured Marcus would have a blast with the props. And he did an amazing job at selecting disparate elements from these time periods.
Here is a look: