before the days of pinterest - i, like many artists i know, would log my inspirations in folders on my computer. piles of gorgeous images that were sorted into folders. the folders have been now been elevated to my ever growing collection of pinterest boards and with organization, the inspiration is so much easier to track down and to develop into new inspiring images to add to the stockpile.
but, b.p. (before pinterest), i had folders on my desktop, folders in folders, images all scattered together, seemingly random images that all evoked emotion or sparked ideas.
and when i was recently searching through my hard drive to find a photograph for my portfolio website... i found a folder filled with images from a stylist i had admired and neglected to share here. and so, let's correct that.
maria grossman is a german based food and still life stylist. she has a masterful way of layering subtle textures and creating a still life image, with such depth, that your eye lingers and your mind wanders. if you haven't heard her name before, you may recognize her work.
before i even really understood what a stylist was, and before i started forming a board of still life images (of small moments and little vignettes), i saved these images. maria grossman's work is visually breathtaking and compositionally interesting, and she's definitely an artist that inspires.
i hope you enjoy these still life images as much i as do.