Photography of Sculpture

Photography of sculpture requires an understanding of the work by the artist involved and also a not insignificant ability to use lighting to bring out texture and colour. It is crucial to work in conjunction with the artist to ensure the look and feel is consistent with the way they see their work.

The lighting needs to show the three dimensional form of the object, easier  said than done. Sometimes a hard light will need to be used to bring out all of the surface texture on the artwork and authorities a broad soft light is used. The light often comes from the top or the side but virtually never from the front. Maybe a reflector to fill the shadows is all that is needed.

I often gently digitally combine a number of captures and align the images in Adobe Photoshop where a reflective surface or other attributes of the artwork make it impossible to record in 1 shot. I guess this is like the “painting with light”technique of old.

 

I generally photograph small sculpture on a white background and use localised lighting often with the background going dark. I shoot with a Canon 5DsR onto a large screen calibrated monitor to check colour and contrast etc. My chosen software is Adobe Lightroom which I use to edit the images and find fast and acquire in the rendition of colour.

Have a look at a few recent examples that illustrate some of the techniques I mention.

Cheers,

David McArthur

Parallax Photography

 

 

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Karleena Mitchel

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Karleena Mitchel

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Karleena Mitchel

Photography of Sculpture - Jenny Loft

Jenny Loft 2015

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Stephen Benwell sculpture 2015

Architectural Photography 720 Bourke Street Melbourne

I recently photography the newly completed Medibank building at 720 Bourke Street Melbourne in the Docklands for Norman Disney & Young

The building was designed by Hassell Architects and the Engineering was done by Norman Disney and Young who did IT infrastructure, Lighting, Communications, Fire Engineering
throughout the project.

For more info from NDY please see http://www.ndy.com/projects/medibank-720-bourke-street-melbourne-0

David McArthur 1/2015

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Westpac Bank Photography

 

Parallax Photography has been commissioned to do all of the Victorian photography for Westpac Bank through Conway Design in Sydney. The images personalise the interiors of their banks, making them locally relevant. Combined with graphics, they enhance the interior environment of the sites for staff and customer interactions.

Throughout 2014 to 2016 Westpac bank has been localising their branches with imagery sourced from local sites relevant to the location of the bank branch.

David McArthur

Parallax Photography 2015

 

 

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Craigieburn -Westpac bank image

 

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