A Day in the Life of an Everyday, Inanimate Object

We were given a task to shoot a set of at least 20 images telling about one day of an inanimate object and to select 5 of them.

I remembered about a cup I broke a day before and decided to use it for the project.

  • The first image shows a brand-new cup just taken out of a gift box

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I’ve selected this photograph because it tells that the cup is new, perspective is nice because the main subject is in front, the environment is clear, white and glossy.

  • The second image depicts the cup in its ordinary environment among other cups and dishes.

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I’ve chosen it because of the perspective – a lot of objects are seen creating busy environment and a sence of everyday life. Furthermore I placed all other cups in a such way that pictures on them aren’t or are hardly seen, that makes the ‘new’ cup stand out.

  • The third image tells us about an accident in which the cup didn’t survive.

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This photograph looks quite dramatic because of the close shoot , shallow dep of field and the perspective – it looks like the debris lies on the long road.

  • The fourth image shows reincarnation of the cup into a pot.

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I’ve chosen this image because the cup and the plant are fully seen and again nothing distructs from observing it – the subject matter. You can clearly see how the cup was fixed, it still has got cracks on it. I like the effect of black and white here: the cup stands ot the black ‘past’, meanwhile the plant stretches to the light ‘future’. Furthermore I like colourful cup and plant on the black and white background.

  • And the final fifth image depicts the cup in its new life and environment – among another pots and plants.

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I think that this image is a good closing shot because the other plant are seen as well and it tells us that the broken cup had a happy end – the plant in it became to flower and they lived happily ever after with other pots and plants.

  • Contact prints of potential final images

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