werner says

still life means photographing un-living things, focused on form but also in materiality and meaning.

this is the positive result from my exercise. i photographed the flowers armin gave me while in cologne. since they look so sweet and – for me – so meaningful, i tried to un-sweeten them. werner said i photographed them “unfriendly”. that was because i was hating them for dying.

and this is the wrong result. according to werner, for having no obvious materiality and meaning, for being actually nothing, my desmounted wardrobe pictures could be described as an exercise on light and form, but not exactly as still life: