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A Still Life studio provides a wonderful environment to explore and study everyday objects. It is where I strive reveal the beauty of everyday "things" by carefully sculpting them in light.Much of this work is part of a project titled "Everyday Artifacts." Here is how Artweek described my show based on this project:
"(Jeff Klingler) takes individual utensils such as a fork, a pair of chopsticks, a Chinese soupspoon and a drill bit, and lights and photographs them as though they were the most precious of our cultural artifacts. Carefully modulated light, extreme value contrasts and trained eye transform the ordinary into elegant objects." (Artweek, December2004/January 2005).
Photographed on medium format film, each image and hand-printed in my darkroom on silver gelatin fiber paper prepared to museum standards.