by William Lulow
There was an old saying many years ago that a good photographer could probably photograph anything well. That’s probably still true. A good understanding of light as well as equipment, combined with the requisite “eye” is a formula for making great images. There was a story about Paul Strand who was asked, in the early 1950s to shoot an ad for CBS which was rapidly expanding its television business. Since TV was rather new at that time, Strand turned them down. He reportedly said that as an “art” photographer, he really couldn’t be asked to photograph something with which he was not totally familiar. He was persuaded to try however, and came up with an iconic image of antennas on New York City rooftops.
Given that I have done mostly portraiture throughout my career, here are some still life images I have shot for various clients: