I seem to have a love hate relationship with still life! Peter, my tutor, suggested that I look at the work of still life painters to get some ideas and also glossy magazines but I’m still struggling a bit. I have been looking at Heather Angel’s galleries which are fabulous. She is mainly a wildlife photographer but there are some stunning flower photographs as well which I will explore further later. I noticed on her web site that her son Giles is also an award-winning photographer and when I looked further I found that his focus is mainly still life: http://www.angelphoto.co.uk/still_life.html [accessed June 2011]. Giles has an impressive list of clients and most of his work is for commercial purposes and although I can appreciate his technical expertise, use of colour and clean lines I have to say that many of the images do little for me. Maybe if I understood the purpose behind them and what the client wanted, I would be able to engage with the pictures more. I will persevere though, maybe it will come!