Benchtop Photography

For as long as I can remember I've had a love of photography. Portraits, animals, nature, architecture, travel destinations, underwater...you name it, I loved it! It wasn't until I started up my account on instagram that my love of benchtop photography began. Ofcourse, I'd seen it in magazine articles but I had never really taken much notice. Since then, every time I am scrolling through my new feed and stumble across one of Margaret Zhang's, Cindy Chen's, or Karina Sharpes images, I really feel the lust for this form of photography.

In late 2013, I was lucky enough to attend Karina Sharpe's Bench Top Photography workshops in Byron Bay. I soon learnt that the fine art of placing the objects correctly, creating a style and telling a story is not as easy as one might think...It takes real patience, and a lot of talent. Here are a few of my favourites.

Photo credit: Jessica Bellef - image via Pinterest),  @Margaret Zhang's (Instagram account - @margaret_zhang), Cindy Chen (Instagram account - @mrpaddingtonbear), Karina Sharpe (Instagram account - @karina_jean_sharpe) 

Photo Credit: Jessica Bellef via Pinterest.  Indigo Swooning.....

Photo Credit: Jessica Bellef via Pinterest.

Indigo Swooning.....

Photo Credit:  Cindy Chen via Instagram (@mrpaddingtonbear)  So many beautiful textures.

Photo Credit:  Cindy Chen via Instagram (@mrpaddingtonbear)

So many beautiful textures.

Photo Credit:  Cindy Chen via Instagram (@mrpaddingtonbear)

Photo Credit:  Cindy Chen via Instagram (@mrpaddingtonbear)

Photo Credit: Karina Sharpe via Instagram (@karina_jean_sharpe)  Karina was nice enough to hand out Origami postcards of her Instagram images at her workshop - I took this gorgeous image home and it hangs on my mood board. 

Photo Credit: Karina Sharpe via Instagram (@karina_jean_sharpe)

Karina was nice enough to hand out Origami postcards of her Instagram images at her workshop - I took this gorgeous image home and it hangs on my mood board. 

Photo Credit: Karina Sharpe via Instagram (@karina_jean_sharpe)

Photo Credit: Karina Sharpe via Instagram (@karina_jean_sharpe)

Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)

Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)

 Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)

 Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)

Photo Credit:  Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)

Photo Credit:  Margaret Zhang via Instagram (@margaret_zhang)