New York based photographer Sam Kaplan likes to shoot still like photos. His natural sense of form made still life an instant fit, and his affinity for the idiom is apparent in a portfolio of images ranging from elegant to daring, from meticulous to gravity defying. Whether depicting lipstick embedded in hardened plaster (a nod to one of his first art-class assignments) or heightening the gloss on sashimi with lighting alone, his explorations seem both intrepid and calculated. “I love having the freedom to make small adjustments,” he says, “to move something a micrometer and see what difference it makes.”
Food has been a particularly rich subject. “I like shooting it because it has a shelf life on set,” he says. “It’ll start looking bad after 15 minutes, so you have to problem-solve rather quickly.”
Recently he released a new series - "Pits and Pyramids" on cookies.
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