valentinahortus Visiting baroque churches made me think once again about the way we tell stories with images. Take churches - they were designed to act like books: in a time when most people could not read and paper was expensive, everyone who entered a building needed to know what all the images meant. That is why frescoes are always in a logic sequence - above the crucifix, there is the story of the assumption, and then the resurrection, and then angels line the upper domes to open the way to Heaven. It is the same with the images we create. I like to think that food photos can tell the story of the dish or of the food itself: instead of just peaches, you can have a whole peach and then a cut one and one with spots; a green leaf and then a crumpled and a brown one, or one blooming flower and one that is starting to dry and wilt next to it. It is the story of life told through images. I could talk about the story and symbols behind old paintings for hours.
In this photo there is the peach, which in renaissance/baroque art is a symbol of immortality, but there is also a dead butterfly (which was given to me). I wonder if this photo can make its beauty last a little longer…
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#chasingharshlight #thewayweliveinthecountry #stilllifephotography #lifeandthyme #rincorrerelabellezza #flowerstagram #igersitalia #igersitaly #chiaroscuro #naturalliving #summer4igers #esercizidibellezza #faidellordinariounapoesia

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Visiting baroque churches made me think once again about the way we tell stories with images. Take churches - they were designed to act like books: in a time when most people could not read and paper was expensive, everyone who entered a building needed to know what all the images meant. That is why frescoes are always in a logic sequence - above the crucifix, there is the story of the assumption, and then the resurrection, and then angels line the upper domes to open the way to Heaven. It is the same with the images we create. I like to think that food photos can tell the story of the dish or of the food itself: instead of just peaches, you can have a whole peach and then a cut one and one with spots; a green leaf and then a crumpled and a brown one, or one blooming flower and one that is starting to dry and wilt next to it. It is the story of life told through images. I could talk about the story and symbols behind old paintings for hours.
In this photo there is the peach, which in renaissance/baroque art is a symbol of immortality, but there is also a dead butterfly (which was given to me). I wonder if this photo can make its beauty last a little longer… . . #chasingharshlight #thewayweliveinthecountry #stilllifephotography #lifeandthyme #rincorrerelabellezza #flowerstagram #igersitalia #igersitaly #chiaroscuro #naturalliving #summer4igers #esercizidibellezza #faidellordinariounapoesia

Comments (19)

barraquetafood

barraquetafood, 4 months ago

📸♥️📸

valentinaguttuso

valentinaguttuso, 4 months ago

Biblia pauperum ✨

becreativepop

becreativepop, 4 months ago

Fabulous

lesmainsalapate

lesmainsalapate, 4 months ago

Ooooh c’est magnifique 😍😍😍

love.eat.thrive

love.eat.thrive, 4 months ago

We were wondering how lovely your shoot turned out and now we see full beauty. Wish that we could bite right into the fruits. Great extra touch with the water drops❤️😉

soriana1983

soriana1983, 4 months ago

Amazing picture😍

o_no_lulu

o_no_lulu, 4 months ago

Beautiful... like a flemish painting ✨

lunaa80

lunaa80, 4 months ago

Sembra un dipinto ❤

fluoaci

fluoaci, 4 months ago

Brava tu❤️

pancake_planet

pancake_planet, 4 months ago

it looks just like a painting 😍

alessiomor_

alessiomor_, 4 months ago

Magnifica

a.fleeting.glimpse

a.fleeting.glimpse, 4 months ago

Estate!

filomenacocchia

filomenacocchia, 4 months ago

Bellissimo, 😍😍😍🔝si sapevo del simbolismo delle nature morte , i fiori appassiti e i frutti bacati simboleggiavano la caducità della bellezza.spesso inserisco qualcuno di questi simboli anch'io quando fotografo fiori o frutta.😍

the.flo.show

the.flo.show, 4 months ago

Beautiful post! Your food photos definitely tell a story :)

the.flo.show

the.flo.show, 4 months ago

Beautiful post! Your food photos definitely tell a story :)

irene_echeveste

irene_echeveste, 4 months ago

You are such an artist 😍

wranglerbutt

wranglerbutt, 4 months ago

🌿🥀🖤

garciaabalo

garciaabalo, 4 months ago

😍

brinn.vargas

brinn.vargas, 4 months ago

It will. Your photography/art is immortal 🌟