Bronze 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,He first started with commercial food photography, after a few years he also took the leap towards the artistic side of food photography. In his personal work he is looking at food in a different way, trying to capture it more aesthetic,he developed a signature style that you can describe as conceptual, painterly, timeless images with floating objects that sometimes have a somewhat surreal feeling.