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I’ve had Max Dupain in mind every time (for the past couple of years!) I’ve had a go at capturing this image.
Although probably better known for his iconic Bondi Beach photographs, Dupain also produced a large body of black and white still life images. I’m sure he didn’t struggle for a couple of years to produce a simple photo of a couple of mesh chairs!
Dupain’s philosophy can probably be best summed up in two words, simplicity and directness. With this in mind, he remained an adherent of black and white photography. Colour, he felt, was restricting in its objectivity, leaving nothing for individual interpretation.