One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. They have much of their collection online, including everything from modern photographs to historic drawings. I like to browse the historic drawings to inspire my own projects. Take a look:
Get some inspiration of your own at the Met Website.
Like Pola and her friend Roid, Judy and I assisted local photographer Ray Barbour as well as Master Photographer John Stanton on a photoshoot of our work at 1322 Queensferry Road in Cary. We’re anxious to see the results of the shoot, but thought that we’d share our “behind the scenes” experience…
Just a few pieces of equipment
John Stanton, perfecting the amount of light for the photograph
Ray sets the shot, while John perfects the lighting levels
Judy and Ray review the process
Ray finding an angle
John hangs a sheet of mylar scrim to diffuse the lighting
Ray and Judy decision making. The shoot was filmed digitally and reviewed via Mac
The photoshoot process is long and rewarding,furniture and accessories must be shifted again and again
Judy awaits to stage the next shot
The Subject: The Dining Room
Noontime Sun: Part 2 of the shoot. There’s a story behind that painting, as there are stories to be told about many of the objects we incorporated into the design. In the end our arrangement of the details, composed into a photograph, tries to capture a moment perhaps better left for one to experience in person.