6 still life photographers to follow while in lockdown

6 still life photographers to follow while in lockdown
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If you travelled back in time and asked your January 2020 self what you'd be looking forward to shooting when the spring sunshine finally arrived, we're sure that indoors still life photography wasn't at the top of your list. However, unprecedented times means that any thoughts of outdoor shoots will have to be put on hold for now. However, that doesn't mean that you can't still get creative! We've put together a list of our favorite still life photographers to help you find inspiration even in these peculiarly trying (and just downright peculiar) times. 

Whether you're looking to experiment with some quirky still life photography techniques, or try something a little more classic and refined, there are plenty of photographers here that will keep you entertained and inspired.

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6. One Slow Sunday (Imogen Cole)

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While Imogen Cole, more commonly known by her moniker One Slow Sunday, isn't solely known as a still life photographer, her still life shots are undeniably beautiful. Featuring classic elements, such as retro telephones, vintage cameras and books, Cole's photography is almost the definition of hygge – and the perfect inspiration to stay indoors.

5. Permillion44 

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If you're stuck in lockdown indoors, but you still need a way to satisfy your outdoors cravings, then Permillion44's beautifully styled nature-inspired still life photos should give you your fix. Inspired by flowers and vintage stationary, Permillion44's shots are a masterclass in styling. 

4. Alajamie (Jamie Jamison

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if you have some spring flowers growing in your garden that would be perfect still life subjects, then you might to take inspiration from Jamie Jamison's beautifully shot floral still life photography. We particularly love the dark classic backdrops with side lighting. 

3. Wright Kitchen

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Flowers might be one great still life subject, but food is another – and you get to eat it afterwards! Brittany Wright, the photographer behind Wright Kitchen, has captured a vast array of still life photos that celebrate our everyday food. Filled with pops of color, Brittany's shots are the perfect inspiration for your next home photography project.

2. Julie's Kitchen (Julie Lee)

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Food photography is a great inspiration for many still life photographers, and Julie Lee is no exception. Her impeccably styled photos are a great example of thinking outside the box and using the subjects you have to hand. If you've got bored kids stuck at home, this photo project might be a fun way to spend a half hour!

1. Dina Belenko

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Dina Belenko is one of the most well known still life photographers on Instagram – and with good reason. Her conceptual still life photos always have a hint of mystery and drama, which makes her perfect fodder for your next Instagram obsession. While her images using fire and sparklers might be a little ambitious to start off with, there are plenty of non-flammable ideas to experiment with as well. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.