Still Life series of a violin

A few years ago I felt this need to do more environmental portraits, as I felt I was repeating myself when doing portraits. I've always loved handcraft and therefor decided to reach out to a local violin maker. We've kept in touch since our first encounter, and I reached out to him again when I wanted to do a still life series on a violin. 

The whole concept was to play with light and shadow, contrast and harmonic color and space. Shadow melting like the watches in Salvador Dali's "Persistence of Time", Violin in a room and violin hanging on the wall. Only the wall mount is the hand of the maker himself.

Sketches.

Sketches.

Behind the scenes from the set-building.

Behind the scenes from the set-building.