Saturday, 30 June 2012

Updated Photography

Silver jewellery can be quite tricky to photograph as it needs the right background and can be hard to light correctly. My photography style is quite simple, I always use natural light, I often use my own hand to give the item scale but I have been keeping my eye out for some kind of ceramic piece to use as a new backdrop for my designs.

I knew I would have a good chance of finding something at the Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey. It did mean a 5 hour car journey with the husband and my 8 month old baby in tow, but it was well worth the cost of petrol and snacks! The quality of exhibitors was very high and I yearned after so many pieces, but as soon as I caught sight of the work of Wendy Lawrence I knew I had to have something!

My budget was limited to say the least so I had to buy a small piece, which was a small decorative tile. But the variation in texture and colour was just perfect and I feel that it works really well as an interesting but not overbearing background. Here are a few of my new shots . . . (more can be found on my Facebook page)