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Dave Anastasi
Amesbury, MA

About the Artist

Still life is a natural starting point for budding photographers who are interested in experimenting with lighting and learning the particulars of their cameras. For me, the glass bottle became the subject of choice for shooting still life. The spectacle of light refracted by imperfections in the glass and illuminating the golden amber hues of bourbon prompted me to get a little closer to my subject. Still life photography quickly became macrophotography.

The closer I got, the more addictive the process became. Seductive curves and vibrant colors burst into the lens, and minute adjustmen…

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About the Artist

Still life is a natural starting point for budding photographers who are interested in experimenting with lighting and learning the particulars of their cameras. For me, the glass bottle became the subject of choice for shooting still life. The spectacle of light refracted by imperfections in the glass and illuminating the golden amber hues of bourbon prompted me to get a little closer to my subject. Still life photography quickly became macrophotography.

The closer I got, the more addictive the process became. Seductive curves and vibrant colors burst into the lens, and minute adjustments in focus and aperture transformed whisky into cyclones and tequila into alien landscapes.

My experience with photographing alcohol inspired me to experiment with other fluids. One afternoon, I was lounging in my yard, blowing bubbles with some friends and their children. At one point, I noticed wonderful swirls in the soapy film on my bubble wand and saw that the reflection of sunlight on the solution gave the colors a stunning vibrancy. The next day, I began experimenting with various lighting schemes, soapy solutions, and materials.

My favorite aspect of abstract macrophotography is the presentation of ordinary objects and phenomena from an extraordinary perspective. Our world is filled with so many remarkable patterns, textures and colors; we constantly pass them by in our busy lives. My aim as a photographer is to capture just a few of those wonders, in order to remind us of what we’ve been missing.

Artist’s Work

Morning mist 5
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Morning Mist

By Dave Anastasi

Sea of glass i
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Sea of Glass I

By Dave Anastasi

Condensation iv
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Condensation IV

By Dave Anastasi

Golden sunrise
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Golden Sunrise

By Dave Anastasi

Psych
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Psych

By Dave Anastasi

Edge of blue
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Edge of Blue

By Dave Anastasi

Tequila levels x2
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Tequila Levels X2

By Dave Anastasi

Tanqueray i
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Tanqueray I

By Dave Anastasi

Glass ridge a
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Glass Ridge A

By Dave Anastasi

Tequila levels
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Tequila Levels

By Dave Anastasi

Rings of burgundy
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Rings of Burgundy

By Dave Anastasi

Boiling point
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Boiling Point

By Dave Anastasi

Wine horizon
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Wine Horizon

By Dave Anastasi

Glass ridge b
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Glass Ridge B

By Dave Anastasi

Tequila levels ix
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Tequila Levels IX

By Dave Anastasi

Tequila levels vii
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Tequila Levels VII

By Dave Anastasi

Tequila levels iv
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Tequila Levels IV

By Dave Anastasi

Holdfast
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Holdfast

By Dave Anastasi

Condensation i
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Condensation I

By Dave Anastasi

Roly bourbon
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Roly Bourbon

By Dave Anastasi

Sea of glass ii
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Sea of Glass II

By Dave Anastasi

Rum
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Rum

By Dave Anastasi

Sam summer
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Sam Summer

By Dave Anastasi