I have found photographer Laura Letinsky and her still lifes through Pinterest, and the curious thing is that you will find most of her table-top photography credited there.
Her works resembles the after of a meal with food leftovers, crumbs, spilled wine, peeled but forgotten fruit exploring the relation of ripeness and decay. To me they express beauty with a glow of melancholia. What is your feeling?
Untitled #64 from the series Hardly More Than Ever
Untitled #72 from the series I Did Not Remember I Had Forgotten
Untitled #54 from the series Hardly More Than Ever
Untitled #80 from the series Hardly More Than Ever
Untitled #1 from the series The Dog and The Wolf series
Untitled #49 from the series Hardly More Than Ever
I’ll pick a paragraph from a very interesting interview on Aperture where Laura explains how she creates these still lifes:
I have two or three tables in the studio laden with piles of objects and images. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, groupings emerge. Once I’ve found a way to begin an arrangement, I often have to wait for the light to be right, or I have to pull parts out and rearrange until the picture reaches the level of precariousness that feels right. I wanted to be a painter when I first began making art, and now I work in a manner similar to how I imagine painters work in their studios.
She lives and works in Chicago, USA and her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Netherlands Foto Institute; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.