March 14, 2013


For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.  – Vladimir Kramnik

Focus:  Still Life

I found my chess set today.  It was buried in a cabinet, covered in a layer of dust.  I can’t even recall the last time I played, which is unfortunate because I really do enjoy the game.  I find everything about it so appealing – the strategy, the competition, the quiet moments that pass between players as they plan their next move.  I especially love the beauty of the chess pieces themselves.  Each one is like a character in a novel, all playing a unique but essential role in the plot.  There is something very majestic when they are lined up at the beginning of the game, rigid with anticipation of the first move.

A game of chess anyone?





7 replies to “March 14, 2013

    1. Thank you, Daniel! There was nothing fancy about the set up – just a desk lamp set at a low angle in a dark room. It is amazing what can be accomplished with simple materials and a creative mind 🙂

    1. Thank you for your interest in my photo! I took these chess piece photos in a completely dark room, with a single swing-arm desk lamp angled low and to the right of my chess board.
      Simple as that!

      1. Nice! Hey I could handle that! :)….TFS! I enjoy photographing everyday objects as well. It doesn’t always have to be a mountain, waterfall, beach or sunset.

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