Recently I had the pleasure to work with my friend, artist Chris Bakay, who creates wonderful sculptures made from cast UV-stable epoxy resin. Most are clear, hanging sculptures in the form of T-shirts and other objects. Chris's talents were recently utilized by NIKE, when the company commissioned him to create pieces in the form of their new 2017 Nike Air VaporMax shoe. Once I caught a glimpse of these latest creations, I offered to photograph them on my dining table before they were shipped off to their new home.
I used a pretty simple, one light setup consisting of a Profoto D1 500 air directly overhead with a Broncolor 3x4 softbox mounted. I decided to use black plexiglass as a shooting surface to give the reflections extra contrast. That contrast was made greater by surrounding the object with simple black foamcore flags on all sides. Images were shot on a Canon 5DS with 24-70mm f/2.8 II L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, and 100mm f/2.8 macro lenses. Raw image files were processed in Phase One Capture One Pro 10. Further retouching/ color lighting was added in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.
To see more of Chris' work, check out his website at (www.chrisbakayart.com)