playing with scale

October 31, 2011  in flowers, news

I was playing around with scale and visual relationships between objects when I took this photo. I love that at first glance you think this is a full size pumpkin and the toy must be bigger, but then you realise it’s on a page from an old novel which means it must be small and it suddenly doesn’t make sense. What size is everything?

It’s a mini pumpkin, the size of an orange, and the horse is the size of your thumbnail!

Happy Halloween everyone!


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  1. elisa says:

    very sweet. happy hallowe’en x

  2. This us awesome Sania. Love it. I should try too with my camera :). Happy helloween.

  3. Val says:

    Hola from BYW . You do Beauty with your camera, I love your Blog . I think I was here before but if not this is my first time visit of many to come

  4. Jo says:

    That’s so cute! 🙂 x

  5. Lauren says:

    what a wonderful exercise! And the photo is a stunner!

  6. Hello! I’m stopping by via BYW! So nice to drop by your blog too! I love this photo and the way you play with scale. Really fun and interesting! It made me take a second look! This would be a fun photo story to try with other things as well! Take care,


  7. Vincent says:

    This shot is stunning! I love your style, and the way you seamlessly transition between commercial work, craft shots, and personal pictures like these! 🙂

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  9. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you everyone, your comments mean a lot!

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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