Vanities ‘Still’ Inspire

‘Still’ is a series of unlit scenes whose the theme is vanity. The painterly pictures are shot by Felix Forest with the collaboration of stylist Claire Delmar, and improved by photographic post production Ring Studio. Borrowing codes of Flemish still life paintings of 17th century, they echo to Vermeer’s allegorical compositions.

Indeed, they abound with references to the fragility of human life like snuffed candle, wilted flowers and unsteady objects. If butterfly symbolizes the spiritual transformation of human, squash is an emblem of fertility and prosperity.