TOKYO-2018 Fine Art / Still Life

Germinating

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Company
    Foodshot
  • Photographer
    Wesley Dombrecht
  • Technical Info
    Shot In The Studio, Tools Used:nikond800 / Profoto Light / Imac / Capture One / Photoshop
  • Photo Date
    2018

The idea behind the serie was to capture dried beans/kernels that are starting to germinate,i used a very graphical approach in square formats, the composition & styling are minimalistic,with lots off dark umber tones. A little background info off the process: ”Dried beans & kernels In the edible form as we know them, exist in a sleeping state, when exposed to water/oxygen/temperature,the embryo inside off them wakes up, to start the germination & rooting it uses all the spare food from inside the bean, finally the shell dies & the embryo becomes a new life form”

Wesley Dombrecht(1979) is a Belgium-based commercial and artistic food photographer, currently best known for his personal photography work and art-series in the ”fine-art / still-life” genre, mostly working around food. Through a graphic approach and elaborately staged compositions, his personal work offers the viewer a different perspective on food – mostly there is an underlying story connected to his series.. In the years he developed a signature style for his personal work, utilising dramatic lighting, minimal sets and an unsaturated colour palette, what gives his images a very aesthetic,