You’ll have to forgive how far behind I am on my blogging! I haven’t updated since the shoots that I did in December. I’ll be spending the coming weeks getting caught up on the exciting new projects I’ve had so far in 2017. Here was a fun one I did for Crooked Pond. I shot about 15 pieces for their line sheet.
Carolyn found me earlier this summer and sent over these pieces for our first photo shoot together. I love when jewelers are able to blur the line between jewelry and art, and Carolyn definitely is both a jeweler and an artist. She uses various materials and finishes to create these stunning pieces, and the result is really wonderful. Having previously stuck with black gradient backgrounds, she wanted to try white background images with me and we were both really happy with the results. The shapes, color contrast, and textures really pop nicely against a blank slate.
I was excited to have had the opportunity to again do a summer photo shoot for the Women’s Jewelry Association San Diego Chapter. This is our chapter’s second year doing the Makers Project, which is an event that brings together about 25 women jewelry artists throughout Southern California and challenges them to make a piece of jewelry inspired by the year’s theme. The pieces are then photographed by yours truly, put into a catalog, and auctioned to the public. The artists are so generous to donate their pieces, and the proceeds of the auction go to the WJA’s Scholarship funds, allowing women around San Diego and the U.S. to further their professional educations in the jewelry industry. This year’s theme is “She Inspired Me,” and each artist created a piece based on female figures that have inspired them personally and/or in their careers. As with last year, this year’s batch of pieces is remarkable, and I’m sure will lead to another very successful auction. The auction takes place next Saturday, July 29th, in San Diego. If you’re in the area, you can find more details about the event by visiting WJA’s website here.
Earlier this month, I was contacted by Elisa of Davide Bigazzi Studio to do a photo shoot. I was already familiar with the work produced by the husband/wife team, having visited their website before, and was looking forward to capturing their pieces in the studio.
Davide Bigazzi’s style is one that really resonates with me. After you’ve been working in the industry for several years, I think it’s unavoidable to become a little desensitized to the incredibly lovely things we have the good fortune of working with every day. When I opened their shipment, though, I felt instantly reconnected to the reason why I love jewelry. It’s artistic and distinctive and beautiful and well made; everything that jewelry should be.
The pieces were shot individually on a white background, and I positioned them in such a way that they’d be consistent with the angles of the current photography on their website. Other than removing the background (to achieve a pure white canvas), the images required little retouching. I’m really happy with how everything turned out, and am thrilled to have gotten a chance to collaborate with this awesome company.