CLAIRE DELMAR

SQUID INK

Claire Delmar

INGREDIENTS

Society linen anthracite tablecloth, Ondene
Charocal paper, Vanderos Imports
Plates, Mud Australia
HK Living marble board, Collector Store
Mesh baskets, Exhibit Interiors
Eames House Bird, Space Furniture
Cupitol Cutlery, Mud Australia
Large Balloon, Balloon Inflation
Society linen anthracite napkins, Ondene
Black bowl, Country Road
Grey charcoal bowl, Country Road
Lemon Squeezer, Country Road
Copper antique light, Elements I love

Remaining items from prop houses and my props cupboard


METHOD

 I love squid and pasta and I also like squid ink pasta but for some reason I always get scared to order it at restaurants in fear of the black teeth you often end up with.

A little like how I feel about this table setting. This isn’t a blog setting that has been shot to inspire for a dinner party unless you are a black lover or have a black theme but instead more as a fixed piece of art.

I was inspired by The Shop  – Die Remise  in Hamburg Germany. A lifestyle concept store that has been set up by a fashion stylist turned interior designer. It is quirky and has elements of surreal. In a way this setting shocks me but there is something in the cement-like look that intrigues me. A big play with light and shadow that I feel Amanda Prior has really resolved in this shoot. It was exactly how I had imagined it and I like the mix of the softer linen with the harshness of the paper. I like the texture of the wire Exhibit bowl and dried squid pasta back with the smooth lines of the ceramics and tarnished silvers adding layers to a flat image. The graduating tones in the vase and the way the light catches it and the addition of the Eames house bird gives something unreal a sense of real. I hope I haven’t gone too extreme and shocked but instead you are able to enjoy these images as much as I did creating them.

Photographer – Amanda Prior