Still Life with Eggs… and Solvent?
When photographing something that inspires me (in this case, some eggs from a local farmer), I sometimes find that the composition demands another element for balance, and more often than not, the size, shape and color of an object becomes more important than the object itself.
While working on this composition, I remembered my “Squirt” solvent dispenser, which I’ve had for 20 years and still use routinely. Its conical shape and the height of its spout were just the right thing to balance this image. The color was a bonus!
Does one normally think of a solvent dispenser as “going with” organic eggs, or food of any kind? To the contrary!
In fact, I often purposely use elements in a composition that don’t relate at all. These unexpected relationships can be delightful and fun!