Take a seat....

by Helen Hooker May. 31, 2019 605 views

I’ve recently joined David Duchemin’s new online photography course as a means of giving me some new inspiration and getting me thinking in a more creative way. One of the tasks we’ve been set this month is to create a ‘body of work’ – a set of images which are in some way connected. With this in mind, I set myself a mini project as we visited Melford Hall today. I’ve photographed this beautiful house before, so this time I tasked myself with shooting just chairs, using my 25mm prime lens.

The chaise longue in the library had eagles for legs - a sign of strength, I was told.

The chaise longue in the library had eagles for legs - a sign of strength, I was told.

Meanwhile, the library chairs were ornamented with owls for knowledge

Meanwhile, the library chairs were ornamented with owls for knowledge

I found no shortage of subject matter and focused on creating a mix of compositions, from chairs in their environment to design elements that interested me. The collection isn’t perhaps as well matched as it might have been if I’d narrowed my focus down further (perhaps ten angles on one chair), but it was still a useful exercise, and one I will no doubt return to.

A row of chairs in the chapel

A row of chairs in the chapel

31 May 2019

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