samedi 2 octobre 2010

Photography Confession

Part of the reason I have been filling the shop with vintage goods is a strange one: I have been bitten by the photography bug! (Another part of the reason is that since my early 20s I've thought that owning a vintage shop was a very cool job, and another part is a business decision that I'll be talking about another day.)

Taking photos for the shop has never really been one my favorite things to do. It was just a necessity, so I put my apples and pears in a lightbox, clicked on the camera button, and considered my job done. Now, things have changed. The other night, I put myself to sleep thinking of the perfect way to style vintage music sheets; and last night I was up until 2 a.m. editing photos, and this after a particularly trying day with a very cranky still-sick-and-at-the-same-time sprouting-a-tooth spring roll!

I think it is this mysterious beauty I have always found in old objects that is pushing me to improve my photography skills. I want to convey this warm kind of tingly excitement that feels itchy in the chest (do you ever get that?) that I get whenever I find a vintage object I love.

I want to take photography courses! I want to learn some Photoshop! I want to learn to style for magazines! And I know this is also just me having trouble controlling my creative exuberance :D

With this post are photos of vintage objects that, because of their form, I found particularly hard to photograph. You're welcome to tell me what you think.

5 commentaires:

Apryl a dit…

my husband is a photographer by profession if you wish to snoop, but me I can see things but I'm technically a dunce... occasionally I will take a photo that I am amazed by but I leave the technical stuff to Matt who has an eye for things and the ability to capture them in a way I seldome ever do.

vadjutka a dit…

hehehehe, welcome to the club!

I am ALWAYS searching for new styling ideas - it is a neverending job :-)

I find object photography quite a challenge: you not only have to style the objects, but they have to inform me as well about what is it used for.

BTW: I like the 2nd photo!

Dawn of LaTouchables a dit…

I like the photo of you in the mirror, and the last one of the book. I love taking photos, too, because I love the aspect of 'page design' in a shop...or a blog. It is time-consumning, and addictive!

La Pomme a dit…

Addictve it is, DAWN. But a nice addiction.

VAD, I know this is one of your passions. I might ask you for tips one of these days.

APRYL, will check out his site, thank you!

Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques a dit…

Tracked down your blog from Etsy, because I was enamoured with your photography! So you must be doing something right!
Love your blog and your photos.