Photographer, that is.
When it became clear that I was going to be making larger pieces for Ragged Layers, I started fretting over the photography side of it. I do okay (meaning it can pass for a blog photo) shooting my small stuff. I can make it stay put on my design wall and clear up any color skews in photo shop.
But a 36" square? Well, that presented a huge issue.
And since I'm so enamored with the Remnants Collage series, I want good photos. Ones that represent this new body of work that I'm building. I asked a friend if she had any suggestions of who I could take my work to and she directed me to a local photographer, Eric Law.
Took me about a nano second to book an appointment with him. And after receiving back the first batch of photos, I know I'll be visiting him quite often.
This is Remnants Collage 15 when I took a shot of it in-progress. You may think that its leaning on the floor because I was too lazy to properly set up for a good photo, but the reality was going to be that I'd have to take the "good" photo that way too. You can see the effect of yellow lighting in my studio (which in all honesty, never really looks yellow to me until I see it in photos) and just the general obnoxiousness of how hard it was going to be to take a good photo of this:
incredibly tragic photo by me (hurts to look at, doesn't it??)
Now here is the photo that Eric took:
Remnants Collage 15
36" x 36"
photo by Eric Law
The photography issue was reason #451 on my list of why I didn't want to work larger. I can cross that off now. Now I want to keep working big, see how far I can push things, really make myself incredibly insane with trying to tame a giant beast.
Not having to worry about the photography thing anymore is going to free up that hesitation, guess I never really realized it bugged me that much.
Here's another new collage, this photo is also by Eric. (I can't bear to show you the one I took, the yellow strips on it made my camera laugh hysterically and produce an absolute hideous photo):
Remnants Collage 13
18" x 18"
photo by Eric Law
I have a strange affection for this collage. I like all of them but for whatever reason, this one makes me smile. :)
I need to update my website, pull down all the old work that isn't relevant anymore (or that has been cut up into collages) and get my current work up there, with larger images. Now that I've got good shots, it'll be cake. :) (Can't quit smiling about it...)