It’s always good to know your dinner table dos and don’ts; no elbows, no talking with your mouth full, no taking food off other people’s forks, the usual. But do many of us know how to properly lay a table? And I’m not talking using a magazine as a place mat and a spork to save on washing-up. I’m talking, dinner party standard. No? Well neither do photographer Scott Newett and art director Sonia Rentsch, but they sure know how to make a still life series from it. Titled, Dinner Etiquette, crockery and all its cutlery cousins have never looked so sleek.
Styled by Rentsch, she manages to create an array of dapper characters all with the clever placing of a fork as an elegant tie, a jauntily placed teacup for a hat, or a spoon delicately holding a pocket square napkin in place. There’s something truly stunning about these images and it’s helped by Newett’s graphic and hyperreal photography that makes it look so crisp. Also this partnership was just for fun too, which for some reason makes it even more brilliant.
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