Vanitas Photographers


Paulette Tavormina
Peter Lippmann


Rachel Levy


Bas Meeuws
“Bas Meeuws (1974) is a passionate photographer who has given a new twist to the traditional Dutch still life with flowers. Meeuws does not paint his flowers with a brush and oil paints, as his famous predecessors from the 17th century did. His images come from a digital reflex camera. Painstakingly and with great ingenuity Meeuws processes his pictures of flowers until he has created exactly the right image. The result is a series of unique and layered works of art.” (Bas Meeuws)


Rondal Partridge
I looked at a few different ways that photographers have captured memento mori/vanitas themes. There’s a lot of variety in the different approaches – some take a more minimalist approach and others prefer the decadence and extravagance of early vanitas paintings.

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