The Artsy Still Lifes of Robin Broadbent
Currently based in New York, British photographer Robin Broadbent established his photography studio in 1999. His work can be interpreted as an intricate study of objects with an emphasis on exquisite lighting techniques and vivid graphic composition.
Robin’s illustrative imagery focuses on texture, shape, form and abstraction, resulting in photographs of seemingly larger than life objects.
Over the past decade, Robin has photographed some of the most iconic still life stories for editorial publications including Vogue, V Magazine, Numéro, At Large, Wallpaper*, and Document Journal.
Initially planning to study medicine, Broadbent approaches his work with the nuance of a poet and an unmatched surgical precision.
He embraces a monochromatic, minimalistic approach, challenging our perceptions in a way that recalls the early days of Surrealism, and experiments with the playfulness of his work.
“My work is a study and exploration of objects. I keep things very simple and reduce down to the minimum, with a balance of interest and tension with the negative and positive spaces.
I get excited by shape and form and how they interact or repeat – either in a random or organized way.”
Robin’s abstract and refined style has attracted beauty advertising clients including Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Christian Dior, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Frederic Malle, Hugo Boss, La Mer, MAC, NARS and Sephora.