Monday, April 9, 2012
Do not be fooled by the title. The milk to which I refer is not what you have to take for the mother, as sung by Gianni Morandi, but the inspiration behind this photo is from the almost fellow countryman Giorgio.
I don't think I need to introduce Giorgio Morandi, but in case anyone wants to go into him the article on Wikipedia is quite comprehensive.
I love its sophisticated simplicity in composition and tones, which can easily balance the abstraction of forms together with the realism of the objects depicted. A balance so perfect that brings him directly in the numbers of the great painters of the twentieth century: "Nothing is more abstract of reality. "
I hope that the Master could forgive me because I wanted to insert some flowers in my picture, which surely would run against its rigid formalism. But inspirations are a fine start and then you have to follow your own idea and sensitivity. I was intrigued me to insert this organic element opposed to the other, cool geometric shapes in the scene.
(Alessandro Guerani is a professional photographer specialized in food shooting. He lives in Bologna, Italy, and is available for assignments to create the images you always craved. Read the "About me" or contact him using the "Mail me" in the blog menu above.)
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