Most of my props I’ve bought whilst browsing various resale shops in the area. I don’t go in looking for a particular item. It’s just when I see something I think of what I could use it for.
Last week I was in a resale store on my lunch break and I saw a pitcher and bowl set and I passed by it a few times. Nothing else caught my eye in the shop. I went back to it and tried to think what I could use it for.
There is this wonderful picture by French artist Jean-Pierre Gibrat that has a woman with her back to the viewer fixing her hair in front of a wash basin. The woman is aware of the viewer because we can see her looking out of a mirror.
I thought well I could try and recreate that image but I’d also need a dresser and mirror. Well someday I will find a suitable dresser and mirror to go along with the pitcher and bowl (wash basin) that I now own.
I was working in the barn with Vassanta and there where some nice shadows and I was running out of poses then it occurred to me “Hey I still have the pitcher and bowl rolling around in the back of my car”.
I rushed out to my car and well we managed about 100 more images over six more sets.
I was so curious about how these images turned out I skipped a a number of sets just to see what I had.
I am very happy with the images.