Still life is the most exquisite form of photography. It doesn’t have to be polished, although there is much to be said for delicate and subject sensitive lighting. It can work through the isolation of a single subject, forcing it into the centre of our gaze, and it can work through an arrangement of many individual things. These things become connected through the act of photographing them. It isn’t just aesthetics. Still life can make us examine our own symbols and associations in visual perception.