It was really satisfying to photograph a new series of works by Melbourne sculptor Benedict Ernst last week, onsite at the gallery in the German School in North Fitzroy.
Ernst has produced a large install work of what could be a street side flower stall, complete with awning and fluorescent tube lighting. The flowers and pots, made from materials sourced at hardware stores and so on, and wonderfully luminescent when lit with photographic lighting.
I did an overall install shot, and then individual shots of each work.
The install shot required a blend of the available light from the fluorescent tube, and I also used my own fill lighting - Profoto D1, and Profoto Acute floor pack.
When it came time for the individual object shots, I lit each one carefully according to what the object demanded.