Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some Of My Favorite Etsy Photos

I've blogged about how difficult it can be taking product photography for my Etsy site. Some sellers do a fantastic job of this and their photos really make their items stand out from the rest of the crowd. I browsed Etsy for an hour or so the other day and tagged these photos as my favorites. I would love to eventually be able to take such great pics!
The talented surrealist artist Jen Fries displays her exquisitely made books, art boxes and journals with moody, atmospheric photos. I love the way the light casts mysterious shadows and I also love how in this photo the artist has included an ordinary object - the pencil - which not only gives an indication of size, it very subtly has become an integral part of the composition.


Talented glass designer Michelle Prosek personally carves, fuses, and shapes every single piece of glass to ensure that they are all one of a kind works of art. I like the organic, minimalist feel of this piece and love the colors - deep purple and a pink which makes me think of the '50s (Michelle described it as a 'cheeky pink'). I think Michelle captured this incredible work of art expertly in this clear, crisp photograph with no background distractions.

Leaf Pod Ring by Kathi Roussel

The simplicity of Kathi Roussel's beautiful jewelry attracted me to her store. Her work is shown to advantage in her artistic photographs, many of which are taken with colorful dolls' house furniture as props.

I love the way Kathi focuses on only part of her product and lets everything else fade into the background - it creates interest and draws the viewer in.

Parisian jewelry artist Sundra Sandrusi has photographed this exquisitely fine bracelet in delicately suffused light. It evokes feelings of yesteryear and medieval times for me and somehow makes me think of a perfect spring morning: Just beautiful photography!


  1. shirley--what a great post--so glad to see sundra's work here too-- i'm a big fan of her work and photos --and she's a sweetheart! also great intro to jen fries and michelle prosek's work-- all with excellent photos.

    thanks so very much-- hope you're getting some great wave riding and boogie boarding in.

  2. Found you through Claudia
    I really enjoyed your blog. And I agree with you about the pictures. It makes all the difference in the world!

    Have a great weekend!
    Greetings from Spain

  3. Hi Shirley! I'm so glad you found my blog and are a follower - I am now following your blog. I knit, too! I can't wait to read some of your posts and catch up.