Still life photography: Linus Lohoff’s ‘Constructed’ pictures

Still life photography: Linus Lohoff on his 'Constructed' pictures

The photo-sharing website Flickr is known for catapulting a number of photographers into internet stardom, and Linus Lohoff is one of the latest.

The German photographer has been inundated with emails and picture requests after a series of his images was recently featured on the Flickr blog. Lohoff’s series, dubbed “Das gebaute Bild” (The Constructed Picture), was part of a photography class project at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences where Linus studies graphics design.

Things to try in December

01 Ruffle a few feathers by Mark Hamblin

Get into winter photography with our festive Things to try feature this month. Shoot birds and berries in snow and frost, capture the hustle and bustle of a Christmas market, take great family portraits and more…

Photo ideas: miniature food landscape pictures

Photo ideas don’t come much more entertaining than this. The idea of placing model figures in amongst ingredients can transform a meal into a miniature landscape. Fry ups turn into meat safaris and soup bowls become steaming savoury jacuzzis. Of course there are many other everyday household objects that make excellent settings for macro scenarios, but food is ideal. It can be easily sculpted and is instantly recognisable. Here, that great British staple, bangers and mash, works a treat as the Smash instant mash mix could be easily manipulated into the shape of a mountain. But there are many other areas in our daily life where miniature adventures can take place – all you need is a little imagination. Here are some photo ideas to give you food for thought…