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Baleia Blu Ceramics

Handmade by Adette Contreras in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by a big blue whale and our little blue planet.


Photoshoot Test Shots

Photoshoot Test Shots

Been scheming ideas and gathering thoughts on how to shoot the products. Was hoping to have the shop up before the holidays so folks can buy them as presents, but I haven't sent up the partnership angle yet. (I'm thinking 50% of proceeds will got to charity and 50% to cover cost of materials and studio time.)

But yes, took an hour today and basically put a piece in every corner of the apartment that seemed like a viable option to shoot w/o renting out time at a studio. All the sunshine today was perfect to test out how the final shots will turn out. 

Problem is, I haven't really nailed it. Not happy with any of the options, and I tried every corner of the apartment. Here are some of the shots. (None of them are processed.)

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I like the last one the best. Makes it feel like a museum piece, and I think it emphasizes the one-of-a-kind-ness of each piece. They're all handmade, after all, so maybe literally putting them on a pedestal will help. But there's something so bare about it that I was hoping to avoid. Seeing my inspiration shots for other photoshoots makes me want to style something and add more texture and depth, but there's something so nice of just the product. 

Maybe I just do a lightbox and put product on seamless? Ugh, but it's just so boring. The thing is, wherever I land, it needs to be (1) easily replicated so that I can be consistent, (2) look good in a grid of an e-comm shop storefront, (3) showcase each piece, and (4) feel designed and purposeful.

Looks like this will be settled another day. To be continued...

Large Platters

Large Platters

My Happy Place

My Happy Place

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