I find inspiration working in collaboration with my partner, a photographer, creating an image that elevates the object from pre-loved to contemporary, evolving its purpose. The transformation may be aesthetic or practical. Something designed for one purpose can be seen from myriad angles. Something made to hold a flower is now an incense burner or simply object art
The shift for consumers to be more environmentally accountable and practice sustainable consumerism, means there is a thriving market place for pre loved and sustainable objects and object art.
Image styling is a personal pleasure for me, social media facilitates this on lots of levels
What are your favourite finds?
So many! currently its a hand crafted pedestal dish and a hand made urn shape plaster vase. My most coveted objects are usually pieces made by someones hands, they can be crudely formed, but unique and when placed out of context they come to life and stand alone as something to be admired, something to be treasured.
I only wish the people who created them knew how much enjoyment they give me! Most of the pieces I end up keeping I use in propping and styling for my images.
My spare room which doubles as a studio for This Life In Objects, its filled to the brim with all my inspirational pieces, books, and gets good warm light and views of my garden.