photographing 2D art: preparing for a shoot

by | Feb 4, 2016 | what exactly do we do? | 0 comments

C&O photography, paint drip

winter whites shimmer
indoors, a drip lazily
meanders to board

We have a photo shoot on Saturday with Chicago artist, Guy Benson, who is bringing larger work than usual, requiring a little more prep on our end. Linda is painting a large board white, to use as a solid backdrop surface on which to isolate his paintings. The end product for the client – archived images, accurately capturing color and texture, that can be easily emailed to galleries worldwide. Benson is currently featured at Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago.

We have been photographing Guy Benson’s work for many years, and it has been interesting to watch his work evolving. Below is a detail from “Neighborhood”.

Guy Benson

Paul Klee, Legend of the Nile

Benson’s figures floating in space are reminiscent of some of Paul Klee’s iconic work. Pictured here: Legend of the Nile, Paul Klee, 1937.

See more of his work on his website, designed by C&O with Benson: The Illinois State Museum also has posted a great article with more photos and information: We are excited to see the new work this weekend.


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