Behind the Lens with Rebecca Scheinberg
Describe your relationship with photography in 3 words?
Comforting, Conflicted, Personal.
How has your experience as a photographer evolved over the years?
I’m learning with time to be more confident in my ideas, and to be more vocal about them.
I used to doubt my opinions when someone disagreed with them, but with time I am trying to stand my ground and hold true to what I think and feel. It produces better work and I feel more satisfied at the end of the process.
What initially drew you to still life photography?
I like the way you can really control the image, that you can have an idea, build it and it comes to life.
It’s quite exciting.
What inspires your personal projects?
In the past I was quite conceptually driven, however I am in a time period where I want to make images that are more visually led. I am really enjoying working with different objects and materials, and combining these with beautiful lighting, to create interesting imagery. It’s more about a feeling or a mood, rather than a complex concept. Working like this, where the concept comes later, I feel allows for an intertwining with the aesthetics of the image in a more organic way.
What does the term visual conversation mean to you?
It's how images interact with one another and what they do to people. So much of our understanding of what is around us is based on imagery, either ones we see or imagery played out in our heads. To harness this is a really powerful tool.