Thank you so much for all you kind notes on social media, your comments and requests in regards to more ideas and maybe with a background and so on. Here we go, your wish was my exciting command and I photographed my latest batch of modular geometric concrete blocks in multiple ways to inspire.
Well, I think the basics with a white background and using some simple other props to style your designs are covered in this post - Geometric Concrete Photography Props and Jewellery Styling Inspiration and even more can you find over here!
But enough let's get right to it, shall we?! On the left I used recycled grey/brown paper. But it was a bit dull so I crunched it a bit to add a bit of depth and allow the concrete solids to carry smoother textures all the way to the shiny jewellery.
Below, I used a dark grey paper for the background. It is an A2 size sheet and hung without hard fold. I then added the concrete blocks and stacked them in a playful way before adding jewellery or cosmetics/nail polish. I always allow for a bit of space to show the whole set however, to showcase just the one bottle or just the earrings you of course zoom in or crop later but for editorial shots this looks about right to inspire.
Moving on with the dark background but doing a flat-lay on the left and an image with great depth to the right focussing on the jewellery in the middle - centre stage if you like. Both angles illustrate how a customer would most likely see your designs at a market stand or retail display in a jewellery shop. Since this is the case this is a simple and effective way to promote just your designs.
It is the time to cozy up and some of you noted that they are looking to display on a natural while modern edgy look. So here is my first take, if you like, of the season. I chose brown wrapping paper here, I am not really keen on those lines in the paper but I did not any brown paper without it at hand.
The flat-lay on the left has a large sheet of crushed/wrinkled brown paper as a base. From there I added the concrete solids and after that a mix of moss flakes. One cup of moss flakes was enough to create a display with these six sculpture solids. And of course, lastly, the jewellery was added. Just a little note, look how different one and the same set can appear - above on a dark background and here with moss. The right side has a bit more going on. The sheet is smaller, wrinkled but styled for depth of the photograph or for a plinth display. The sheet is set up to appear floating, just to be anchored down by the weight of the concrete. I added a dark green Reindeer Moss tree to have the natural element be the tallest object. From there it goes right to the jewellery, followed by the smooth concrete and finished with, or the circle is closed by, a mix of moss flakes.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little post and feel inspired for your display. There is always more to come so feel invited to follow and of course to browse my blog sections above. Looking
forward to see what you come up with #pasinga!
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I did something completely different from what I nowadays do. I have to admit it was a bit of a flashback moment but all in a good way! I don't know if many of you know that I used to photograph products, styled shoots and designed marketing materials. Yes, it all helped to fund PASiNGA as a creative studio as I started out.
Fast forward ... I asked some selected makers to loan me their wonderful products for my Christmas Special this year and among them was Rebecca from [M]Botanicals. Well, what can I say I couldn't resist but to say "yes" as she asked me if I could do some more photographs for her. Anyhow, I wont bore you any longer with the details but since this is a styled shoot and a unique concrete cube is the main prop I thought it would be of interest to you too and could inspire you on how you may also use your PASiNGA concrete prop for your curated or editorial photoshoots! So here we go ...
I hope you feel inspired not just to style and photograph but to light a wonderful candle. If you like - go on and read my artisan Christmas gift guide series and learn more about her eco-friendly handcrafted products and meet many other wonderful designer maker along the way.
Have a beautiful day,
Another big batch of unique geometric concrete modular sculpture solids is here!
I am so excited to write this update today. The first batch of these versatile solids was thanks to you a great success and the second batch has been available to you for about 3 weeks. Thank you for waiting so patiently while I crafted the sets and some of you have already called first dips!
Anyhow some sets are still available for next day shipping and I will add more unique combinations and finishes to the collection. So it will always be worth checking 'Prop Set / Jewellery Display' as it will be an evolving page!
Here we go a sneak peek of my favourite geometric sculpture stills of the current collection in all its monochrome glory!
My first blog post about the sculpture solids as well as prepping and displaying jewellery and other small products for a photoshoot include options of flat lays, stacking and aligning as well as some options with background.
Thank you all it is awesome to share these with you!
May I inspire you?
I do love crafting concrete sculpture solids and the more unique the more fun I am having. I usually create minimal artistic stills but recently I also used them to display and elevate works by other artists.
Since these blocks are one offs in the way they feature imperfections and often in the combination or design they are sold in as well, the styled images of the set wont be seen on my site anymore. I think that is a shame as they can inspire and help to get started with setting up and get the creative juices running.
So here we go a collection of photography styling ideas for jewellery, pins and smaller beauty items....
Stack them ...
Align them ...
Flat lay them ...
Style them with background - fabric, paper or metal sheets and / or by adding other props ....
I hope those ideas inspire you and of course I would love to see what you come up with!