Michael and Jeremy were setting up their website when they contacted me asking me to shoot their art work.
They have pieces in various galleries, hotels and conference spaces and were frequently asked where people could find their work online, but they were yet to finalise a website. We booked a couple of hours in a studio in Rickmansworth, hung and shot 6 of their pieces making sure to capture some overall shots of the whole work, with and without drop shadows, then also detailed close ups as well as a couple of shots of the artists with their work.
The tricky thing about this shoot was that the work itself is enclosed in a clear perspex box, which is extremely reflective. We had to be careful where we positioned the studio lights so we didn't get any reflections, while still lighting it well. It took a little while to set the first shot up but then went a lot quicker once we were all set. We couldn't get permission from the galleries to shoot in their spaces so we got some stock images and I superimposed the shots together to make a composite, this way their customers could imagine the work in different spaces.
You can check out their work and find out where to see them hanging by visiting their website - http://butterflyart.co.uk
Flash you later,