Ryan Duffin is a young photo student currently attending Parsons who’s work recently caught my eye and I needed to share. It’s hard to pinpoint what his style is, I mean, the word that comes to my mind is “surreal”, but I don’t think that’s quite right.
His photos capture abstract still lifes that feature these interesting pairing that usually have super intense colors which really make you stop and take notice. There’s also a mundanity to the pieces, like the dirty Evian bottle above, but they’re lit like fine art, like something of a really high value. This contrast exists in a lot of his newest work and the juxtaposition is definitely something to take note of.
It’s also interesting to notice the connection between the natural and artificial in his work. Much of his work features plant life and fruits/vegetables, though some of these are real and some of them are, for example, referenced in a wallpaper. This makes the pairings even more surreal in my opinion, causing the viewer to question what’s real and what isn’t.