A week ago I published some pictures of a jazz concert on the blog of one of my clients. I only gave myself 90 minutes to select 12 pictures and process plus publish them on the different social media. It took 93 minutes and the blog post alone got within 2 days more than 600 hits according to WordPress statistics; several tweets plus over 120 shares on Facebook. Not too shabby for a new blog (first post end of January).
Anyway I redid one of the pictures; the one of the South African Lady of Jazz: Janet Marshall.
Yvonne (my wife) creates jewelry with earth, Swarovsky gems and sterling silver. You’ll be surprised to see the wide variety of soil colors; from sandy white and red to even purple and blue all from within 100 km. She bonds the earth with plant material and honestly, you can drop those pieces on a concrete floor without damaging them. The bonding process took over 2 years to develop and is tested in diverse (sometimes simulated) climatic conditions.
Until so far the objects are selling well via one shop in nearby Hermanus but there is some overseas interest. End of next month they will be presented at an exhibition in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) and … uh…. “Herman, my agent needs some photo’s …. “, etc. etc. And so today I started with my first trial. In consent with my ‘client’ ( 🙂 ) I choose for a black background for this seems to emphasize the earth colors. The assembling below is far from perfect but at least it provides the general idea. I’ve looked into many photo-presentations of jewelry and most are pictured against a white (whitish) or light colored background. That was one of the reasons to distinguish with a dark colored background. Black turned out to be the best. Now we have to play a bit and make some serious good shots of the different pieces; some of the used images were made some time ago with a snapshooter…..