If you know me, you know how I feel about vintage, classic cars and antiques. Something about the colors and shapes of old things draw me in, along with the patina and charm they have acquired over their long life. On top of that I'm a sucker for photorealism, so when I saw Christopher Stott's oil paintings, I knew I had to share them here.
I also like the simplicity of these still life paintings, which could even be called object portraiture. They remind me of the way I photograph items for my vintage shop: clean, front-facing and centered, almost like a museum specimen. For many people, these objects have lost their relevance and are now being relegated to junk shops and flea markets in favor of shiny, new replacements.
Celebrate the past and check out all the images at his website, and some work-in-progress shots on his flickr page.
All images courtesy of Christopher Stott.