“Angels on a pin,” was taken long before we had home PCs. A large close up photograph was taken of a pin head. Another taken of an angels about 6inches tall. Two coloured slides were made and using two slide projectors, the images were focused onto a white screen, being position so that the angels were in the correct relationship with the pin’s image. Another photo was then taken of the composite image.
“Horse Brasses,” is one of my favourite photographs. It demonstrates that an everyday object which doesn’t seem to offer any photographic possibilities, can be transformed using the right accessories!!
In this case some brass nuts!!
Again, “Coaxial Dancer,” is just mundane cable transformed into something of greater interest.
These indoor photographs of relatively small objects, again demonstrate that the lighting has to be carefully
arranged to avoid unwanted variations, over and under exposed areas. I use small mirrors at times to reflect light and act as an infill. If you don’t have any spotlights remember you can use a 35mm slide projector instead. Just punch a round hole in a piece of black card, cut it to fit the slide holder and there you have a
your spotlight! This is one of the advantages of close up table top photography. You couldn’t do this for large scale photographs in a big studio.