First of all I updated the slideshow header on the blog, but you might not see the new images until you hit the F5 Key.
We recently photographed some artwork for one of Fairbanks’ very creative and talented artists, Karin Franzen. She works in the medium of fabric, but don’t be fooled by the term fabric. Her creations are more like fiber paintings and she now is experimenting with layering, offering a unique dimensionality and element of movement in the pieces that hang from a wall or ceiling. You can see more of her work at her website: www.karinfranzen.com.
Photographing her work is a challenge, especially in our small office that is not really set up for this kind of thing. There are many different directions to go with lighting, but we try to use a strong enough angled light to reveal the dimension in her work. Additionally, she uses some reflective threads in the fabric, that when they catch the light, produce wonderful highlight accents. This is a little more difficult to capture and it takes some experimentation. The multi-layered pieces present another challenge that is resolved in post production, which my digital specialist Andrew Johnson does with great precision and speed–minimizing a background color but maintaining the natural shadow near the edges.
Here are a few samples of the recent work we photographed.