Grenson shoe test

As I was anticipating conducting a photography workshop at Gold City Shoes in Bangkok last week I had done some shoe photo tests in my lounge in Sydney. The best shoe I had kicking around was this handmade brogue by the revered British shoe maker, Grenson. I shot this on a white seamless with 2 Profoto strobes through an octabox and grid respectively.

Grenson Archie shoe.

Gold City Shoes sell approximately 5 million shoes per year, and supply boots to the Thai military. Their warehouse is massive, and below are some Iphone pics of the interior.

Handbags for Marchi Leather

I shot some handcrafted bags for Marchi Leather in Bangkok late last year. Pictured right is the Cubit. I was reminded of these while giving a Bangkok workshop today on shooting products, and used this image as an example of the many stages of the process in product photography, and issues around getting clean white backgrounds.

Marchi Leather - red bag.

Marchi Leather, Cubit bag.