Peggy Osterkamp needed photos of her latest woven art pieces for a competition… so back to the barn we went, my favorite studio, especially now that it has the skylights. I just hung up a black cloth and away we went. I don’t know that I will ever use real lights, as long as I have my favorite barn. Thanks again to Mimi, at Windrush Farm, for letting us play.
I told Peggy, this kind of photography is not my specialty, but her pieces are so interesting that I had lots of fun experimenting with the light and fiber. I especially love the first one, because it reminds me of the jelly fish exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
This is what our set-up looked like… can’t get much more simple than that.
And here is the amazing artist, who created all these beautiful pieces, trying to make the puffiness just perfect.
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Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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paige, i beg to differ: this IS your new speciality.
add it to the long list of all your other specialties.
dude, these shots are spectacular. you’re killing me!
um as someone who has seen a plethora of shitty art slides and really great ones too, I think these are outstanding. Really hard to capture sculptural work, especially soft sculpture….beautiful, p.
I am amazed that you used natural light alone! They look so illuminated and silky. Yes, like a sea cucumber!
Natural Light and Fiber Arts… .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.