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Scheltens & Abbenes

Quiet Moment

Posted by Gestalten—08/2015

Our new release The Still Life showcases the evolution of this age-old genre in stunning product portraiture and editorial photography by some of today's most imaginative photographers, designers, and stylists—including Scheltens & Abbenes. Ranging from minimally understated to opulently glamorous, the featured work meticulously styles objects into elaborate compositions that skillfully meld elements of scenography and sculpture with the art of selling. The book is available now at Gestalten Pavilion, Gestalten Space, and in our online shop.

Dutch design duo Scheltens & Abbenes captures quiet moments in their photographs with near scientific precision. The pair’s Amsterdam studio acts as a laboratory for their beautiful experiments in conceptualizing composition in which they use products as building blocks to create photographic illusions of depth, light, and color. Join Gestalten.tv for a visit and hear from Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes about their work and approach to still life.

Video Credits

A production by Gestalten www.gestalten.com | Director and First Camera: Marijn Vanderheijden | Assistant Camera: Simon Bus | Music: James Fouty – The Hour of Our Thoughts | Location: Amsterdam | Copyright 2015 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG