Masuda specialises in taking photos of flowers and food on an iPhone. The best way to describe her often cool-toned photos is mystical and minimalistic with a moody and melancholic touch. Based in Tokyo, Yukiko makes flower arrangements and bouquets and teaches flower arrangement classes. If you think you need expensive and professional lighting to take such photos, think again as Masuda almost always uses only window light when shooting her still life photos.
Matt’s work will subvert your gaze as you wonder whether his beautiful stills are in fact oil paintings or photographs. He specialises in objects you find in the home and places them in unexpected places as he plays with colour and texture. For example, he places a multi-coloured red and green apple on the edge of a magenta pink sofa sat against a pale-grey wall and the result is a plethora of juxtaposing colour and texture that excites the sense. Matt’s Instagram feed has a very cohesive feel because he only posts photos that are taken with the Hipstamatic app. So in his feed you’ll find images with lots of blur and vignette. He is based in Wiltshire and originally trained as a graphic designer – a profession he still practises alongside photography.
Think pink! If you’re looking for still life photography that focuses on the favourite pastel shade look no further than Colli’s Instagram. The Italian photographer and interior designer are based in Ireland and each photo captures a sense of daily calm.
The Italian illustrator and photographer have an amazing talent for combining both still life photography and her own visual art. She started to pay attention to the little things of everyday life and transform those things into fairy tales for her son, each conveying different moods and emotions.
Parisian vintage romance vibes are served on Tiff Seidel’s Instagram. Interestingly, Seidel first developed her passion for styling and photography by taking shots of her vintage items for sale on eBay. Now based in Australia, she presents beautiful compositions with roses and other flowers and mostly edits using the VSCO app as she finds it has everything that she needs.
Ana’s images are taken mostly outside and she positions herself so that the image has a foliage frame. Often of fruit, nature and other food items, Zilhao’s images evoke the rustic side to southern-western Europe as you are transported to a Call Me By Your Name-like setting.