Plucking & Bowing

One thing I have wanted to do is to take still life photos of musical instruments. I have done a few of these in the past, but have never been completely satisfied with the results. Someone I know, who enjoys collecting and playing string instruments, mentioned to me that he would like to replace the pictures in his office with photos of musical instruments. I suggested that he used his instruments and from that brief conversation a new photography project was born.

He had no specific instructions on how he wants the instruments photographed, so that gave me much leeway to experiment.

One thing I noticed about the instruments was the feeling that some of them “talked” to me, while others were just nice to look at and photograph. Here are the results so far — and I still have others to do in the future.