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This amazing creation by Chris Alexander (Creo Design in Perth, Scotland) is truly one of a kind.
A stunning form that is 12" tall, the Graffiti Anatomy was created by Chris with a twist: the color choices were left to the new owner. Thus it is the only one in this color scheme in the world.
When shooting this, I wanted to add a splash of color to offset the orange and red; the blue vase that I have in my studio worked perfectly well.
Clips, Clips And Not A Bit Of Paper.
In capturing the essence of a product, sometimes the product is so well understood by all that using the form of the product is enough to tell the story.
Of course, the fun in this image is that the lighting puts these rather quotidian paper clips in a new starring role.
TubeMonster and Creator.
A wonderful benefit of product photography is the opportunity to meet many creative folks, such as ViseOne aka Wolfgang Ohlig.
While at NY Comic Con, I had the pleasure of doing a quick, impromptu product shoot with ViseOne and his latest (then) creation, the TubeMonster.
When shooting for a catalog, producing consistent images is important for the overall look and feel.
That does not preclude getting a little creative with posing of items, such as these silly looking Rope Dragons, which are tug toys from the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue catalog.
One of my favorite custom toy creators is Dave Webb aka DaveMarkArt.
Here you see one of Dave's creations from the first 'Corporate' series, the Corporate DeathDealer.
In this mockup for a postcard. the DeathDealer looks to exact some justice on the unwashed masses.
Find your moment of Zen.
In this advertising mock-up, simplicity of form and color is combined with a set of connecting themes to tie the overall product feel together.
Aimed at bringing the serenity of the Far East to a not so serener Western world, it makes you want to kick back and enjoy a small cup of Nigori Sake.
It's in the Details.
Sometimes a shot is about technical details to ensure that the product looks its very best.
In this close-up of a sunglasses image the curvature of the lens is used to create both tonal gradation and a point of interest that draws the viewer closer.
After all, at $3.99 these sunglasses were all about a high-tech image for the wearer!
When you work with a product as stunning as this verdigris version of Humphrey Mooncalf by Doktor A, you may be best served by a straightforward and simple image.
Between reflection and uncomplicated lighting, this image is effective.
Chicken Noodle Soup.
With a nod to the great master, Andy Warhol, I created a set of images of Campbell's soup cans, as they look today.
Ensuring that lighting and angle worked to give the sense of the classic Warhol images, this was a fun project to shoot.
I was very pleased to acquire this wonderful piece by Dave Webb, so I decided to create a playful shot of it.
The butterfly was my addition, as I was looking for a bit of color (and a potential soul for the Sleuthhound).
Note that the Sleuthhound does have a working flashlight attached to his head.
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