Mitch Payne explores modern techniques within still life photography. His portfolio is consistently colorful, and bold, experimenting with form, light and the abstract. Often his focal point, whether a chicken in his Poultry Project, or a shape in his Contours work seems suspended within its complimentary background, making the background as intentional as the subject. When looking at Poultry Project we see the chicken like we have never seen it before, as a modern fine art portrait, brightly contrasted and defined against the calming turquoise and blue walls. This is a quintessential mark of this photographer who seems to walk the fine line between commercial and non-commercial art.