These vignettes were inspired by playing with darker backgrounds to capture the inspiration of Dutch still life paintings. In using styling techniques to bring balance and composition to the photos, the hope was to bring a “moodier” styled photo into editorial-based photography. The setups used seasonal vegetables, peonies, pottery from Janaki Larsen, and items from Tracey Ayton’s homeline to capture photos that feel comforting and refined at the same time.

This workshop was hosted by the talented wonderful photographer and stylist Tracey Ayton.