Friday, March 23, 2012

Small is BIG!

Yesterday Alex asked if we took our own photos. Yesterdays were taken with a backdrop in the workshop. Most photos for the blog are snap and shoot as I spend probably 10 minutes writing and preparing a post to the blog. I do it with morning coffee.


One of the things about photography is that it can easily fool ya. For years I worked my butt off making big pots that when photographed looked like regular sized domestic ware. Here are some  diamonds Sheila made that might be 3", 12" or 3 feet long. Your guess?

1 comment:

alexander solla said...

Part of why I was asking was purely photographic. As you mentioned, depicting size is incredibly difficult with pottery. I think sometimes pots are the most difficult of the fine crafts to photograph because they are MEANT to be held, used and at the end of the day, washed and put away. There are so many ways to see each and every aspect of a pot.

Trying to figure out angles to photograph pottery determine things like scale... but at the same time, you have to be careful about negative space around the object. If there is too much open space, it tends to make the object seem small or insignificant. The opposite can be true if you shoot too tightly. John Neely drove this sort of thing home with a ballpeen hammer when I was at USU. I dont think I could ever thank him enough for his keen insights.

Your new work is coming along so fast Tony. Very impressive to see all the changes as they happen. Congrats on making such a big shift.