I photographed these three red peppers by placing them on a table top and putting the camera on a book on the table to raise it a bit. After taking three shots, I bumped into the table and the peppers starting to fall – but then held themselves leaning over drunkenly.
I don’t know why but the middle pepper reminds me of an vigorous dancer who is elbowing his companions in a country jig. He is wearing a flat cap and a cotton scarf tied around his neck. And he is wearing heavy shoes and he’s clog dancing.
And Why Now
The thing is that I just saw a great post on Surface and Surface and one of the photographers mentioned there is Alison Bettles whose still lifes are eye-catching. So that reminded me that I had this tilted, drunken pepper trio in my camera still on the SD card – so here it is.
I recommend you take a look at the photos on Surface and Surface – not least because Blow Magazine is running a competition that is easy to enter.
Technical: Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens.