I also need to consider and experiment with the technical element of creating these still lives, do I want to make the work in the field using flash heads or in the studio. This involves removing the object from the environment and as my work is centered around experience and place I feel that by doing so I may be changing the aesthetic. I will however experiment with using film as well as paper when making the still lives to have the option of enlargements.
The background Penn uses with his textured finish and not sticking to super clean whites and shadowless aesthetic is a more classical painterly finish, it is another area which I want to explore and consider when making the work. I think that using a textured cotton canvas off white would work well with my ideas and outputs so far.
The cigarettes in his pictures take on a new interest, the tarnished nature of their stigma works well in the photographs and alongside this they take on a new appeal. As visually interesting objects, this is the power of removing an object from the environment and taking the time to photograph it in a studio environment.