Four Still lifes

A couple of years ago, when I've just about purchased my Nikon D50 I snapped off a number of "still life" like pictures. These are the sometimes unusual things you just happen to have lying around in an otherwise rather uninteresting apartment.

Still life 1: Pile of laundry

This is obviously one of the first things I snapped a picture of. After looking at the picture closer I realized it was a rather nice picture, selection of subject excluded. Anyway, as far as I've been able to determine there's no underwear on the picture, and no insanely dusty socks, so I hope it's at least PG-13 :D

The thing with this picture I like is that the object in center, the pile of clothes are actually adding a kind of calm from the rather detailed background. It feels kind of backwards, and perhaps it is.

[Still life 2: Knick-knacks

This is a bunch of knick-knacks lying around on my desk. Among other things you might notice a burnable CD box, a can of 5-56 universal oil and an ear cleaner rubber thingy. I'm especially proud of the bizarre factor that one adds. To my defense I might add that I used it to dust off my computer... you squeeze it and it blows air...

The ear thing sits atop an ancient letter scale, a bit crooked from being in my possession. I inherited it from grandpa who got it sometime in the fifties...

Still life 3: Bookshelf

This is one of my favorite pictures. A classic book picture, true but still... it has a kind of uneven, haphazardly-piled impression to it that I really like.

What you probably don't know is that this is my unread-books "pile" or part of it anyway. The thing you can't see on this picture is that all the books are quite dusty...

Too much work makes Hoakzie a dull boy!

Still life 4: Fruits

Okay, I confess: I'm a sucker for the classics. The only extenuating circumstance would be that there's no banana or pine apple in there. And that the "cloth" in the "basket" is in fact a dish towel mom gave me when I moved away from home...