Archive for July, 2010
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
This Sunday past we celebrated another fantastic Cabaret Carnival with our good friend and organizer, Aaron Lamb.
With Simon on the decks and burlesque dancers and performers a plenty one could not help but be drawn into this glamorous spectacle.
Simon and Alyson at Cabaret Carneval, Madame Jojos
Monday, July 12th, 2010
I literally squealed with delight when I opened the box containing the ring Tomasz Donocik, UK award winning designer, had dropped off with us earlier that day for us to do a 360 degree animation of it.
The ring speaks for itself and it shall be participating in an auction organized by Eco Art, a charitable institution for ecological welfare supported by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Chairman of the acclaimed auction-house Sotheby’s will conduct this auction in Abu Dhabi on the 13th November 2010.
The art form chosen in 2010 is jewellery, and the theme is ‘extinct birds’, the Hornbill and the Saker Falcon.
Click here to see the 360 rotation we did for Tomasz.
Monday, July 5th, 2010
Specializing in photographing jewellery we often find ourselves handling very expensive pieces. But the most valuable thing we have photographed to date doesn’t contain a single precious stone – it’s a violin.
This beauty is the “Grande Dame” made by the famous violin maker Joannes Baptista Guadagnini in 1770.
Photographing this violin was in many ways similar to shooting luxury items and jewellery, you want a very sharp expensive look, but here it was also important to not overdo it with highlights or go for a “flawless” look. This instrument is a master piece in craftmanship that has been through a lot in its 240 years in this world, so you do want to show its age and characteristic.
Today this violin is played by Oscar Bohorquez, a very talented musician who shares his time between his home in Notting Hill and tours around Europe.