Friday, January 6, 2012

Cut From...

Marimekko "Unikko" yardage

Marimekko "Sademetsa" yardage.

Today we converted the life drawing room into our photo "studio". After clearing out drawing chairs, tables, easels and chairs (so many chairs) I set up to shoot textiles. I was not prepared for 2 things; 1 actually having to clean the drawing room (don't they have some work study for me to abuse, use?) and 2 shooting large pieces of fabric without a large source of light. It took 2 softboxes, 2 lights strategically bouncing off the ceiling, 2 sheets of foamcore, a text to Maja and a frantic call to West Photo on how to change a modeling light for the Speedatron 202vf (I inherited these lights from the previous dude and have no clue about them. Note: push down and turn past the notch. Thanks guys!).

Out of the 20 or so we shot today these Marimekko pieces were my favorite.

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