Australian photographer Jenny Van Sommers has featured in high fashion publications like Vogue, Elle, Dazed and Confused and commissioned by huge luxury brands like Dior and Anya Hindmarch.
The still-life photographer, who hails Irving Penn, Elsworth Kelly and Sarah Lucas as heroes, uses abstract 3D shapes, vintage finds or luxury products and bathes them in various hues of colored light.
Aside from the big brand commissions, it is Sommers’ portfolio of un-commissioned explorations that is perhaps most exciting. We love her series of light projections onto white architectural models and children’s wooden building blocks that have an experimental and revelatory feel.
Her passion for colour and simple forms in these works taps into booming current trends for colour-focused communication in advertising and subversive representation of products, by using only the shadow of an object as it’s visual presence in the work.