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”
For a moment there I thought I might actually win!
Well that depends – were you playing black or silver? 🙂
A wonderful set of photographs, love the lighting.
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 🙂
Can I ask how exactly you set up the lighting for this set?
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!
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.