Photographer Suzanne Saroff began working in her discipline the way most do, developing a love for it through picking up disposable cameras and point and shoots. Hooked, the Missoula-born and now New York-based photographer “endeavoured to learn as much as possible about the art, teaching myself aspects of DSLR cameras and learning lighting techniques while exploring composition and subject matter,” she tells us. Since then, composition has become a part of Suzanne’s work she’s garnered a following for, arranging glasses filled with water to alter perceptions of a well-known object, from a lobster to half a papaya, or a bunch of peonies.”
The photographer creates the abstractions using two tools at her disposal. The first is a still life object that could be found lying around the house or in any supermarket. These items are then coupled with an arrangement of glasses, tall and short, fat and round, filled with different amounts of water to warp the shape of the original item, protruding in parts and minimising in others. “Within my compositions, it’s essential that there is feeling, emotion” the photographer explains, “and that they capture an energy that transcends the frame.”
Words by Lucy Bourton
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