Creating a Floral Arrangement with Cutlery?

January 09, 2013  •  4 Comments

Good morning everyone and I hope that 2013 is going well for you all so far. I thought today that I would write a little bit about my best selling series of images, 'The Cutlery Set'.

If there is one of my images that really does grab people's attention, it's this triptych:

The Cutlery Set Triptych Generally speaking people just don't expect something as familiar as cutlery to look like this, so despite the fact that it is not ablaze with colour, it still creates an eye catching presence wherever it is displayed. The Cutlery Set series of images is described as 'creating the extraordinary out of the ordinary'.

There are 12 images in the series and photographing them was quite an interesting challenge. As a very brief outline of the process let me just say that it started with a thorough washing and shining up of the cutlery. In order to keep the reflections in the cutlery to a minimum so that the design would be as clean and uncluttered as possible I used a pop up light tent - which is basically a small tent made of white translucent material. For some of the arrangements I also had to use Blutak so that all the cutlery remained in place. The camera was tripod mounted and achieving the exact correct positioning of the camera when there is only a small hole in the tent for the lens to go through, really was extremely fiddly and I don't mind admitting that I did get a little flustered at times. However I can most definitely say that ultimately all the time and effort I put into creating these images was well worth it.

Images from the Cutlery Set series have sold to hotels in both the UK and the USA, they have sold to many individual customers as well as to Interior Designers for specific projects and I've even sold one or two as greeting cards! 

To see all of the images in the series, please click HERE and if you have any questions regarding these images please do contact me.

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Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

Frank Winters(non-registered)
Wonderful, unique work -- lovely!
Adrian harvey(non-registered)
Lovely idea Natalie, I´m not surprised it catches peoples attention. Know what you mean about the light tent- i have to do jewellery for my wife´s website, i sometimes want to pull my hair out too. Very diligent and patience on your part has paid off nicely :)
Peter(non-registered)
Very nice series of images, creative and well done.
Ann Garrett(non-registered)
Hi Natalie,

These shots are simply fantastic. I can see why they would be good sellers. It is very generous of you to give us an insight into the process of photographing them at their best. Thank you my friend :)
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