May I start a still life thread?
While researching still lifes I came across a short article on photographic still life which basically said to keep it simple, three or four linked objects. While this is incorrect advice, given the history of still life, it seemed to me this completely avoided what a still life is.
Still life is a complex assembly. It is a type of clutter that draws the eye in for a closer look. In this I am, of course, looking toward painting which invented the genre. Perhaps easier to do in monochrome? This really suits a monorail large format approach for the intimate detail and also the perspective distortions which make the still life look as if it is going to fall over, or off the table or out of the frame, as do the 17th century paintings. I am playing with still life photos as a history of painting so thought it would be fun to see what others have to show.
Here's one recent attempt.