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Chulucanas Pottery – Product Photography by O. Bisogno Scotti
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How big is it? Looks huge!
Not really. It’s a medium sized vase, but I tried to make it look iconic. Thanks for commenting on my photograph.
Product Photography by O. Bisogno Scotti
I also thought this was larger. I love that it is hand painted, it makes this so charming. The earth tones really appeal to me, the sheen pulls the eye to the simple yet soft design. This is something I would love to have in my home!
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I loved the look of handmade earthenware vase. I wanted to use a more stately background in contrast to its earthen funkiness, something with lines like the hand painted stripes on the vase. Going through all my backgrounds, I realized I had nothing that came even close to my vision, but the next day during my morning shower it came to me. I would use my shower curtain. Perfect!
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Shannon: Thank you for liking my photograph.
Abeille Amore. Thanks for liking this…and thank Dr. Daily Nuggets for me too. 🙂
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I really like this shot a lot but the title is not right if the tag on the vase is correct. If memory serves that type of pottery is from Peru not Africa.
You are the first one to spot this EvilPoet. I was told it was African, and it looked African to me. It wasn’t until after I posted it on Blog-Bisogno that I took a good look at the tag and thought; Gee, that doesn’t sound African. You are correct about Chulucanas pottery being from Peru (I did a quick Google search). I think a name change is in order. Thanks for the heads up.
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Just when I thought I was infallible! 🙂
Just when “everybody” thought your were infallible 😀
Kevin: Thanks for liking my photograph. I appreciate it.
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“Lezlie Sokol” Painted Cloud Gallery: Thanks for liking this product shot of Chulucanas pottery featuring my shower curtain (starched and ironed) as the background. At the time my studio was a live/work loft at The Mandel in Downtown Los Angeles (7th & Olive).
I’ve always liked this image. Knowing how you made the capture, how you set it up and waited for the natural light, is a great story. I like the lighter reflection in the up right of the vase. Would that by any chance be a reflection of one of those Northern facing windows? The shower curtain look great…one of the nicer backgrounds I’ve seen.
I’m glad you like it. You are correct. All highlights are from the windows on the right. The shower curtain (heavily starched and ironed) was clamped to the background system. I let it dip down below the product table, then swoop back up and across the table. I thought that would be an interesting effect.
I appreciate fine product photography having had to do a little of it myself and knowing how difficult it is to do well. Lighting especially. I hate the over use of that glaring hot white light that almost hurts the eyes. It doesn’t always flatter the product or enhance the over all image. I’m not always a fan of plain, flat product background. No matter how interesting the product, it can be unnecessarily boring.
Your use of the shower curtain, its drape, the use of such fine natural light, these things combined all make this a very pleasing image. I love the texture throughout. It’s simple and elegant. I presents this vase gracefully. I really love the light. I love the way your mind works. Your creative process is fascinating. It’s brilliant. But then, you are an artist. A fine artist. Of course, it shows in everything you do. Every image you create.
Thanks Lezlie. I love product photography. It’s so precise. I especially love it when I get to do it in my own studio with no one else around. That’s when I do my best work.
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