Mikael Pettersson's picture


Personal project. I love the beauty that is to be found in everyday products. The toothpaste was a nightmare to photograph:)

Canon 5D Mark IV
100mm · f/11.0 · 1/160s · ISO 100
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Lee Morris's picture

Simple but beautiful

Mikael Pettersson's picture

Thank you Lee :)

Brian Rodgers Jr.'s picture

Very cool, nicely done Mikael

Mikael Pettersson's picture

Thank you Brian! Your work is really nice as well:)

Carlos Salazar's picture

Awesome Light!

Mikael Pettersson's picture

Thank you Carlos!

Alan Hynes's picture

Love the pleasing, graphic aesthetic in this. May I ask were the sparkles on the bottom of the toothpaste and top right of the brush added in post? Their subtlety finish off the image nicely for me :)

Mikael Pettersson's picture

Thank you Alan! Yes, those were added in post. I had some similar "real sparks" that occurred naturally on this image that inspired me to add these.

Marco De Maio's picture

Great job man!

Mikael Pettersson's picture

Thanks Marco!

Stefano Amonte's picture

beautiful grading. simple and effective

Stefan Gonzalevski's picture

Great job for a usually mundane object. You made it look like a luxury item.


I am an amateur photographer at best. I took a 5 years hiatus from photography. Just got back into it this year with a new focus. I have been pushing myself to shoot things and looking for beauty in everyday objects and products as you mentioned. I am training my eye to be nonjudgmental.