still life

THE Quintessential MAGAZINE: Flower Issue

Hello everyone, Today I would like to share a new discovery from Australia with you: THE Quintessential MAGAZINE.

It is a beautiful online Magazine and the 5th Issue: THE PORTRAIT OF A FLOWER went live today. It is a free, but you need to register to read the full publication. The E-mag is curated by the Australian vintage shop Quintessential DuckeggBLUE. The layout, the styling and the photographs are just beautiful with a lot of patina and charm and offers the readers a great online experience.

The flower issue opens with this words from Marc Chagall ‘Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding’ . The issue is all about dramatic displays and how flowers can transform a space.

Quintessential Flowers

The interview with London’s Wild at Heart florist Nikki Tibbles is very inspiring and beautifully illustrated.

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Stephanie Somebody, the Instagram sensation with more than more 126.000 followers is also presenting her floral compositions in the issue.

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I hope you will enjoy this new discovery as much as I did. I wish you  a great Thursday. xxx Elodie

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(Images: via THE Quintessential MAGAZINE)

City Life

Hello everyone,I fell in love with a book two weeks ago. It is called "Still life photography" by Kevin Best. I read it on my kindle and when I finished it, the first thing I did was to write an e-mail to Kevin, asking me if I could interview him for my blog and he said yes straight away. I am so excited - it will be my first interview ever! In the meantime, here are a couple of shots of a modern interpretation of a still life called "City Life" in which I tried to apply the advice from Kevin. I hope you will like them! You can see more pictures of the shooting on madame love's Facebook Page.

Talk to you soon.


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Blue still life

Hello everyone,
I just finished reading a very interesting book about still life photography. I will talk soon in details about this book and its author who agreed today to do an interview with me for the blog.  I am so excited!
Today, I would like to show you the first results of what I have learned in this book. I first decided to try with  flower photography, with some still life elements in the picture.
I am so looking forward to your feedback!
Have a nice week-end!





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Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. This is the definition given by Wikipedia. In this series of photos, I only used ornamental apples, in a Japanese bowl I received as a gift for my engagement from my dear friend Fabienne.This is a first try, but this is the kind of photography I enjoy, I hope you like it too!


I found the little black stand at the hello handmade market  on Sunday in Hamburg. It is from the label 3PUNKTF. I visited the market with my Hamburg blogger crew: the lovely Clara from tastesheriff, Susanne from Serendipity and  Maria from villa ♥ stoff - and came without my camera, but all I was thinking about was my blog! and I found some pretty cool props for my photo shootings!