Something abstract. For what it’s worth it is a recipe holder shot at f/1.8 (to limit dof) as much as possible against the light from another room (bright light on the right) and a couple of smaller windows (dimmer lights on the left).
I wanted to create the impression of a spiral floating in space which is why I was careful to make sure that no part of the recipe holder that gave away its function should be visible. Even a tiny part of the stand would have shattered the illusion. The object had to be obscure.
The same thinking applies to the background. Nothing could be identifiable as this would have also destroyed the illusion. Apart from anything else it was important that the scale of the image stay ambiguous. An identifiable doorway for example, would have immediately signaled to the viewer that the spiral was small and the abstraction would have been lost.
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