Portraits of Pez, a fine art photography still life series.

Portraits of Pez, a personal photography still life series.

There’s more to the series, but I’m holding off until I have a home for them, stay tuned. ) Update: Visit my new artwork purchase prints site, psarteditions.com, where you browse the horse / equine and other animal pictures for sale with framing options too.

Portraits of Pez, a fine art photography still life series.
© Peter Samuels

 

Portraits of Pez, a fine art photography still life series.
© Peter Samuels
Portraits of Pez, a fine art photography still life series.
© Peter Samuels

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botanical, meet mechanical – may the stamin not be jaded

I did some work with an Los Angeles based agency a while called Boom Bang. They asked me to do some images of flowers and vibrators for a Trogan pitch they were working on. I recently went through the files looking to build a new image for that incorporated my still life and flora work, I think the composited result is successful and it’ll likely make the portfolio edit too.

Lucky Kitty

lucky happy vibrant kitty

This image came about both to fill a need in the portfolio as well as a recent art show at project one in San Francisco. The original image was photographed against white and while liked the image a lot, it needed something extra to pull it together. Without the art show request or the portfolio need, I might not have kept pushing to find a solution that worked. You know an image works when you just have to print it out and have it sit by you just because you love to look at it.

There’s something very loving about the Good Fortune Kitty or Maneki Neko. She is a money blessing after all and the bright yellow/gold seems to invoke a positive emotional reaction which I find intriguing. Perhaps there’s a series in this for me if I can find more ‘happy vibe’ statuettes, not an easy task since many are somewhat odd or almost creepy looking.

Product photography for Square

On set for Square

Square – the little device that let’s you accept credit cards via iPhone by the founder of twitter. The people at Square contacted me to illustrate a limited edition version of the product featuring the double Happiness hexagram. This what I came up with for them and I had a great time producing this.

I also found a great interview of the Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey by Digg founder Kevin Rose. The interview is an interesting peek into the process and timing of an idea.