I’m a girl with a vintage heart.
Whenever I visit a city I cannot help entering the antique shops.
My boyfriend also shares my passion.
That’s why we recently started a new company called 24studio.
He is responsible for the restorations and the site and I will be, of course, responsible for the photography.
And let me tell you, after photographing tons of glamour shots and babies, product photography is a different game.
I would like to share my experiences, faults and glories in photographing collectibles and curiosities.
We started with photographing some mood photos for the site and the first products we bought.
These photos were taken with an eye for glamour and we were quite content with it.
But after we placed them on the site we soon realized that they were to dark and the true beauty of the object did not come forward.
And although I love the atmosphere, it just doesn’t work when you need to sell them on a website.
It was after we uploaded some products to Catawiki, and got feedback that the pictures were to dark, we realized that the romantic mood was diminishing the true beauty of antiques.
This does not only count for product photography, also art comes truly to life without distractions. Images, statues and other pieces of art are best viewed in front of a backdrop without textures.
So what goes in real life also goes for product photography.
Pretty content now with the images so far.