Alexander, som driver sidan mressentialist.com, har gjort en flott intervju med mig! Vi snackade om allt från Nils von Dardel till inspiration sprunget ur sorg, perfekt upplagda föremål och fotovinklar. HÄR hittar ni hela intervjun!
What inspired you to begin creating your signature still life set-ups? Actually, it was in a state of grief. I lost my beloved mother one year ago, and when she passed I spent a lot of time at home, sorting through things. I began shooting small-scale still lifes. It became a way to do something creative that wasn’t pure blogging but still said something.
Which artists do you look to for inspiration? Nils von Dardel (an early 19th Century Swedish painter), specifically for his use of color and the way in which he portrays himself and his surroundings. Also, all the Dutch Masters from the Golden Age. They offer a wealth of inspiration.
What do you look for when creating the perfect still life? Imperfection! It wouldn’t be fun if there weren’t any flaws, just like real life. I’m trying to capture my mood in a specific moment. Sometimes it’s dark, sometimes bright. Everything depends on my mood.
Interview with Alexander from Mr.Essentialist! Enjoy!