We have learned that it is important to show his work in a room setting so people can understand the size. Although we give dimensions, it is easier to understand a size relationship from a photograph. I am experimenting with staging. You'll notice I added some of my work to the scene as well. I crafted the folded books and did a post about them here and here.
I did a variety of arrangements with the books and the furniture. Here is a closeup of the altered books.
I could spend days rearranging furniture and accessories for these photos but reality is that I need to learn to take fewer photos and not more! Here is a view that incorporates a little more of the room.
I also take detail shots of parts of the sculptures. This is easy because I like looking for interesting arrangements of positive and negative space. I am drawn into the mechanical aspect of his work.
In addition to the stills, I take a lot of video for David to edit into a short YouTube video of his work in motion. All his work is kinetic and seeing the motion is critical to understanding its beauty. I am learning the video editing piece but I am not there yet. This video was assembled by David from clips that I shot.
All of this material is used on his website (www.woodthatworks.com) and his blog. I have always had a little blurb in my sidebar about Wood That Works. My life, like yours I am sure, gets divided into multiple segments. This blog is one segment, the work I do with David is another segment. Some times the skill set overlaps as it did with this project. David and I lead a creative collaboration that is extremely special. Check out the history page of his website here for more of the story!
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