What I love most about still life, is lighting. Weather the source is many different artificial lights to just the window, it's all about the lighting. Sometimes that lighting needs to persuaded in such a way to match it's partners who may have been shot differently, or to simply embellish the important parts and mute those areas less important. There can be many minute lighting manipulations to make a still life feel exactly the way it was intended to. I love identifying those nuances and making it so no-one else ever does.
I also love design thru photography with the shapes and lines of still life and product photography. Making each line perfect and all shapes complimentary to each other with creative cropping, compositing, warping and liquifying.