colin ross + elena horn bring a modern twist to the traditional still life

colin ross + elena horn bring a modern twist to the traditional still life

london based photographer colin ross and set designer and art director elena horn have collaborated to create a still life series that plays with the idea of cross sections. the project brings a twist to the traditional still life of a fruit bowl, with compositions that frame the various objects displayed in a foreground mirror. 

colin ross + elena horn bring a modern twist to the traditional still life designboom

all images courtesy of colin ross 



titled ‘cross sections’, the collection of images created by colin ross and elena horn form a pared-back and almost minimal aesthetic. using fruit and vegetables as the subject, much like many traditional still life paintings, the photos include oranges, a bell pepper and a cut dragonfruit. the tall shadows of the fruit and vegetables are also captured, giving the compositions greater depth with the use of light and dark.

colin ross + elena horn bring a modern twist to the traditional still life designboom



colin ross is a london based photographer and director specialising in still life and working for a number of well-known clients. elena horn is a london based set designer and prop stylist also boasting a portfolio with work for a variety of high-profile brands and magazines.

colin ross + elena horn bring a modern twist to the traditional still life designboom



project info:


project name: ‘cross sections’

by: colin ross and elena horn


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