Framework 6 Still Life

In the 1920s, Edward Weston began taking a series of close-up images of different objects that he called “still lifes.” For this framework, I am inspired by Weston’s Pepper No. 30.  Therefore, I tried to buy a green pepper that has a weird appearance and looks close to human’s body. I photographed it before a white wall while Western used a zin funnel. I them process it in the photoshop to imitate the light and shadow of the original work. I first knew the work in Susan Sontag’s On Photograph. She says that Weston’s pepper looks like a nude, and I find that’s true. I think through making still lifes, we can transfer something we are familiar with into something strange and abstract.