Angelo Antelmi’s Kitchen Odyssey

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Conception | ©Angelo Antelmi

Last year, Italian photographer Angelo Antelmi impressed us all by making a fork dance by simply using lighting in clever way. Now, Angelo is back and this time the fork not only dances. It plays football, it kisses, it gets married, it ages and eventually it dies. It is a much more complex story, but Angelo’s way of telling it is as simple and straightforward as ever.

“A writer I interviewed when I was working as a journalist explained to me that the only difference between a good and a bad writer is a slight difference in sensitivity,” says Angelo. “That was when I realized that I wanted to tell my stories through pictures.”

What is this particular story about?

“These images are all part of a family album. Together they form a minimalist story of life and death and rebirth. The first image shows spermatozoon teaspoons hurtling towards the ovum. The second image shows the infant being rocked in its mother’s arms. The third image shows small children playing football. Then follows adolescence. At first, the male knives are separated from the dancing female forks. But eventually they meet on a rainy night. Love explodes with passion and develops into a solid bond. Together they traverse the good and bad times of adult life and address old age with dignity. Finally, beyond the end, they find themselves together again, reunited with their childhood and ready to start a new life cycle.” Read more

VIDEO: Mr. Wonnacott and Mr. Jameson

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Product photography

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Remember the interview we did with British product photographer Martin Wonnacott? “I shoot drinks,” said Martin back then. “Liquids. It’s not necessarily always alcoholic, though there is a fair amount of that, obviously. I shoot beverages, you might say. I’ve shot all the whiskeys, gins, vodkas, pepsis and cokes. One time at Times Square, I had two campaigns running at the same time – one for Pepsi and one for Coke. It was quite funny.”

As you might recall, the interview featured Martin’s stunning shot of a Jameson bottle, and as it turns out, he recently posted a behind-the-scenes video from that very shoot.

Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the photographer who “has shot virtually ever sort of liquid form of refreshment for sale in the world” in action!

Oh, and thanks to ISO 1200 Magazine for putting our attention to this.


Matthew Lowery’s Product Photography

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Product photography

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Matthew Lowery - Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire | © 2012 Matthew Lowery

Matthew Lowery is a product and still life photographer whose work blew me away when I first saw it. His sense of design and technical expertise combine in his work to produce some pretty amazing images. Below, his account of a shoot of Bombay Sapphire gin.

This particular shot came about because of the whole gin renaissance happening right now. I wanted to do something that would place the stodgy old standard in a new light, so to speak. I also wanted to do something that would print and backlight really well on Duratrans. I love any chance to just play with my weird humor and have fun. Read more

David Bean’s Lego D4 Air

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David Bean’s Lego Profoto D4 Generator with 2 heads and Softlight Reflector on a stand.

Profoto announces the new Lego D4 Air! Weighing under 2 grams, this new generator will fit in your pocket, but probably end up lost under your couch. Well, maybe not, but check out these cute little guys, made by photographer David Bean!

He writes:

“When I first got my Profoto’s the first thing I noticed was how incredibly well-made and gorgeous they were. The second thing I noticed was how amazing the light looked, not only from the heads themselves, but the modifiers as well. But the beauty of the design and construction inspired me one day as I was playing with my son and his Legos. I had accidentally made what looked like to me, a Profoto D4 head. With that, I noticed that Profoto gear had a very clean and simple, but elegant look that could be modeled using Legos fairly easily.

“So I made these as a tribute to my favorite brand of lighting gear. Enjoy.”

See David’s portfolio here and his flickr here.

Profoto lego models

David Bean’s Lego Profoto D4 head with cable and D4 Ringflash.

Lighting the lighting gear

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It is Friday, the weekend is just around the corner, and today we just want to share a single product photograph with you. The image was sent to us by Eric DosSantos, who together with his partner Antonin Lemone runs the DosSantos/Lemone photography galleries. Eric and Antonin equipped a single ProTwin head with a Beauty Dish and connected it the Pro-8 you see, and they used a Hasselblad H1 with a Phase One P25+ back and a Hasselblad 35mm HC lens to shoot it. On a final note, Eric adds that the image has not been photoshopped in any way. Hope you like it.

Other than that, we just want to wish you all a wonderful weekend.

See you next week!