Personal Project - Food Photography in the style of Victorian Botanical Prints

This personal project was again inspired by 17th century artist Jacobus Biltius, and his Trompe-l'œil paintings of game, but with the passing of winter I chose to depict other food. Layering objects inside and outside of the wooden frame, and utilising lighting and grading to achieve a period effect, the images aim to give a convincing three-dimensional impression. Ultimately, they turned out closer in aesthetic to Victorian Botanical Prints than oil paintings.  The vegetables were selected for their natural appearance, wonks, dirt and all. Fun day experimenting. ⠀⠀

Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
Photographic Trompe l'œil still life food photograph of vegetables in a frame, in the style of an old botanical illustration by harrogate, leeds yorkshire commercial advertising photographer
matthew lloyd