Modern Still Life

"Modern Still Life" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.5, 1/240 sec, ISO400
“Modern Still Life” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How was your Saturday?

Today’s photo is of our breakfast table, and the afternoon light coming in. I thought it looked nice the way the margarita was illuminated.

I like taking photos like this “still life” because it captures a moment in time… but more than a regular photo does. Of course photographs freeze a single moment, but what I mean is that there are things in this photo that tell more about the way we lived. For instance, if someone looked at this photo 100 years from now, they would see an antique camera, ancient computing device, and some kind of liquid in a fragile container. And that table… is that natural wood?

The photo is a glimpse into a bygone era.

Or, more personally, I like to think that a distant relative would be wondering what their ancestor’s lives were like. Maybe this photo could be something that would shed light on that mystery.

Or, it’s more likely that Mariko and I see this photo in 20 years, and it brings back some memories of our house, and how we used to enjoy our homemade margaritas.

I don’t know if any of this will come to pass, but I like to think that still life photos like this one would hold some value…

Take care!


– B Barron Fujimoto


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