Lately I've been inspired by the color and form of American painter Mark Rothko. Walking the neighborhood between Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan in the late afternoon, I used the app Slow Shutter to collect color and texture for my own image of Rothko's color fields.
With the app Blender (my new fave) I created the background for a still life from some painted marks on the sidewalk and an image of some apples on my window sill. If you look closely, there is a piece of toast still barely visible behind the bottom half of the image, part of a dish called "Eggs Rothko", a legendary breakfast at the legendary Egg in Williamsburg, Bklyn. My original inspiration for this take on Rothko.
Pickings are slim at the Dupont Circle Farmers' Market in January, but you can always find something...a cabbage, a bag of fat shiitake mushrooms, a fine loaf of olive bread. This lovely specimen reminded me of a butterfly.
These images were taken in the terraced gardens of a tiny mountain village and the outdoor markets of Languedoc during an artist retreat at La Muse in Labastide Esparbairenque. I spent several days photographing radishes, then cabbages, and then artichokes. The capture and processing of each image was a meditation.