This morning I thought I’d share the stunning still lives of photographer Paulette Tavormina. I first stumbled upon her work on instagram and am so glad I did! Paulettte lives and works in New York City where she artfully arranges and photographs the most exquisite details using fruit, vegetables, insects, and a bevy of other objects. Her work is inspired by seventeenth century Old Master still life painters and looking at her images it’s easy to imagine them hanging in a Dutch museum. She has also created a brilliant trompe l’oeil series of antique-inspired mementos that would also look right at home in a museum. It’s no surprise that Paulette’s photographs can be found in museum, corporate, and private collections, and have been exhibited from Moscow to San Francisco. Below, explore more of her stunning work.
Apricots and morning glories artfully arranged by Paulette. I love the romantic light.
A gorgeous trompe l’oeil inspired photograph. I love the marbled paper.
Birds, fruit, and flowers. Pink peonies never looked so good.
Figs, apricots, and a delcious loaf of bread.
Florals, seashells, and a butterfly.
Another beautiful trompe l’oeil inspired masterpiece. I love the red wax seals on the correspondence.
Figs, morning glories, grapes, and more romantic lighting.
Oysters and lemon. Don’t you want to reach out and touch the falling peel?
Lemons and prickly pears. Can you spot the butterfly?
Cauliflower with an eggs and bread basket.
Crabs and lemon (another unreal peel!).
Still life with birds.
Love Paulette’s work as much as I do? Follow @PauletteTavormina on instagram! Stay tuned for another artist profile next week!