We discovered the work of French photographer Dominique Bollinger after the last edition of Mia Photo Fair in Milan. His remarkable still life work demonstrates great attention to artistic composition, as well as other strong influences, including the relationship with food: pomegranates, pumpkins, fruits, and flowers seem to be quietly waiting to catch a glance from the viewer.
Fine Dining Lovers caught up with him to ask a few questions about his artistic work and his relationship with food.
Your work is often compared to other master photographers of the past, for example to Edward Weston and his still life work: what do you think about this?
Certainly, Edward Weston is a master I admired him when I was young, but many other influences have also guided me, like music and painting ... Therefore all these influences mix with my own personality.
Let’s talk about your Still Life series: where did you get the inspiration from?
At the beginning, my goal was to make platinum prints, but to print in platinum you need a large format negative because platinum print is only a contact print. I used a large-format folding camera (8'x10') to compose my still life using only the natural light. The light is essential in my work. In this series the light from the north is better, without direct sunlight, so you get more sensuality from the objects.