Today a very good friend, Teresa, came over with a piece of her art work so I could photograph it for her. It is a piece that she has gotten ready for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize that is on each year in Sydney. It is quite a prestigious Prize and I was accepted into it about 5 years ago, so I really hope that Teresa’s work is accepted this year. I love what she is doing right now.
Teresa has given me permission to show you the photos I took and to show you her work.
This is the whole piece, little Empty Nests on a paling. They are beautiful little pieces and so detailed.
So doing photos like this I also had to do some close ups as well. You can see how delicate they are
. It is all paper from magazines that she has spun together with some some cotton fibre. They are then held together with very fine copper wire.
Getting closer now and you can see the copper wire in these. Photographing them is interesting and I really wished I had a macro lens to do these, it would have been so much easier. Perhaps one day that will come.
Here is another nest, only a much bigger one that she made while doing an artist residency recently. I’m sorry, I can’t remember the exact name of the place where she did the residence, but I know it had something to do with Sculpture.
Another amazing piece and you may have worked out that it is made with video tape. Don’t know what to do with all your old videos, well you knit or crochet them into things.
This is another piece that is on an old fence paling as well. It is so textural. She does some great stuff. I really really hope she gets accepted. I am always very pleasantly surprised when I see her new stuff. Blows my mind sometimes.
Photographing this sort of thing can be hard, but all you have to do is make sure you have a good background, consistent and that the lighting is good. I used natural light and I diffused the light coming through the windows. I didn’t want harsh shadows so we put a white reflector on one side to bounce some light back. The backdrop was a large piece of thick paper. We also put it on the floor so we could photograph looking down onto it.