I had a call from an old friend who needed some photos urgently – he’s a ceramic artist, and wanted some studio-quality shots of his latest work in progress. As he’s based at Britannia Mill I was able to walk down with my “studio” under my arm: Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, lighting stand and a shoot-through umbrella. Andy had a graduated background already set-up, so it was a relatively simple job to mount the flash head on the stand, switch it to Remote mode, set my Nikon D700 to Flash Commander mode, and start shooting.
The pots are intriguing pieces with a very sculpted surface and a lovely range of tones in the glaze, and the light was positioned to emphasise this sculptural quality. If you want to know more about Andy and his work you can view details here. Click on the images for a larger view.
I’ve heard that Andy will be showing his work at the prestigious “Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair” at Rufford Country Park in June 2011. Click here for details.