Curtis Moffat, 'Still life'

Curtis Moffat, 'Still life'

Curtis Moffat
'Still life'
About 1925-1930
Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.997-2007
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Estate of Curtis Moffat

Moffat's facility in creating balanced, interesting compositions and in orchestrating light and shade is evident not only in his studio work, but also in the photographs he was constantly making of the people and things around him. These images record the textures of stone, water and plants, as well as modern motifs such as an aeroplane or somewhat mysterious arrangements of unrelated objects.