Having celebrated my birthday over the past weekend, I decided to have it coincide with the launch my entirely new Fragrances and Cosmetics portfolio. I hope you like the images - my team and I certainly enjoyed producing them. All images are shot in our studio most of which was shot with our Phase One system. Beauty deserves the best!
Gucci's Guilty lady's fragrence - luxurious gold on black.
Over the near decade of jewelry photography that I've been doing, I've often been asked by my clients "You really only shoot jewelry?" To that I usually answered something like: "Yes, 99% of the time, that's been my bread and butter". In the past several months, I've been wanting to challenge myself and broaden my scope of photography and venture into different types of products, though remain the luxury market. With my jewelry background I've been very good with items made of metal, semi and precious stones, so my natural inkling was to do work with fragrances and cosmetics.
The world of fragrances and cosmetics is a very pretty one. Perfume bottle design is so interesting and so unique; the initial impression of a bottle will entice the consumer to pick it up and sprits some "magic" on. With today's fragrance bottles mixing multiple materials together from glass, metal, plastic, wood, sometimes fabric and more, there are plenty of fun challenges with every design and brand. Add to this the lovely scented elixir inside these flasks which adds refraction of liquid in various hues - shooting is pure bliss.
Chanel's classic deep blacks seen with this beautiful compact.
Guest Judge - Jewelry Photography for Contest
On another note, I was recently invited to be a guest judge on Photigy.com photography challenge: "Shinny Jewelry" for March 2014. The event was broadcast live on YouTube.com from our Google Hangout with host Alex Koloskov, editor Chris Anzai, Timothy Koo, Joshua Geiger, Dave Nitsche, and Florian Hartmann. I picked my top 5 photos from a pool of nearly 30 submissions. It was quite a fun experience. You can watch that recording here.