You know you’re living in the Twilight Zone when wearing a mask is controversial. So why not wear one as exciting as the times? Liam and Maria, my son and daughter-in-law, make these striking masks with 3D printing technology. Definitely more exciting than a cloth mask! Let me know what you think–and check out LMX Unlimited if you want to wear one yourself.
Shooting glass products can be tricky. It’s not just transparent – it’s also shiny. It’s essential to see the background behind the glass and have things (lights) reflecting in the glass to reveal it’s shininess. The edge of the glass needs to be a different value than the background so you can see the shape. I think I solved those problems for my client that manufactures these industrial LED lights. What do you think?
You know that this oil can hasn’t been used in a while. Years? Decades? Hard to say, but that’s a fine layer of dust. The overall patina is pretty nice too. I can imagine some old creaky geezer oiling a noisy machine 60 years ago. A simple white background lets it speak for itself. Let me know what you think.
This photograph is from a shoot Richard and I did a while ago. Not all pictures need to be dramatic, some only need to display the jewelry and describe it visually. One can think of this as an illustration, I suppose—but it still has to be attractive. It’s convenient for me that Richard makes beautiful jewelry. As always, I’m interested in what you think.
Lead-acid batteries have been the standard in cars since the beginning. They are rectangular prisms too. This is a lithium-ion battery, so it’s smaller and lighter. But still a box! The orange background helps it out. What do you think?
We are all part of a larger whole. The scope of the larger whole is sometimes difficult to fathom. In this case, these are pulleys, not cogs, and they have a bit of silicone or rubber to absorb shock and vibration. Smoothing out the bumps seems like a good idea in many contexts.
I like the way the translucent silicone looks. It’s always fascinating how industrial parts are beautiful objects with the right perspective and lighting.
My next-door neighbor has a lot of interesting old stuff. His door was open recently, and I saw this table saw. It’s a working saw, my neighbor still uses it. I was drawn to the colors and textures. It feels like it’s hiding wisdom. I asked him if I could borrow it for a few hours. I’m interested in your thoughts.
A very good friend of ours recently sent us a box of eucalyptus leaves from California. I though they looked really nice when I saw them in this bowl. The neutrality of the background helps brings out the compelling texture and subtle color variation of the leaves. I am always interested in your thoughts and comments.
There is no end to the variety of parts used to build machines. Cylinders are used in machines to build machines, and in consumer products. To be fair, I’ve no Idea what kind of cylinder this is. It could be an air cylinder, but I suspect that it is hydraulic. I photographed it on a white background, then outlined it, and put it on the green handmade paper. Let me know what you think.