What is a professional artwork documentation?
A professional artwork documentation is a reproduction of the actual work; this means that the colors are true, and the lighting is even in all sectors of the work. To achieve this, I use Hensel studio flashes and the X-Rite color chart.
What is a professional exhibition documentation?
A professional exhibition documentation is a series of photos taken from different points of view in the room, where lighting, color and lines are carefully taken into consideration. The space, the artwork and the setup proposal are fully appreciated in the photos.
Do you photograph all art disciplines?
Yes, I take photos of paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, etc.
Where are the artworks shots taken?
The shots are taken at the artist’s studio, a gallery or a museum.
If no location is available for the shooting, then a studio is rented.
Are there any special requirements for the location?
Walls and ceiling painted in white, preferably. It does not matter whether the walls are dirty or marked; it is important that they are not painted in any color. The natural light of the place is not relevant, because I use studio flashes to illuminate the artworks.
How far un advance do I have to book a session appointment?
At least one week in advance is necessary. In highly-booked times, it could be two weeks or more.
Are photos retouched?
Yes, I calibrate color and retouch contrast, brightness, etc. If necessary, I erase spots or blemishes. Other touch-ups are quoted separately.
How is the material delivered?
The photos are sent via Wetransfer in high resolution for printing and at a lower resolution
optimized for Web.
How is the work budgeted?
The price is per photo, both for artwork and exhibit documentation.
If I find the service expensive, are there any other options?
Twice a year I organize an intensive full-day activity of artwork documentation, during which I am at a studio receiving artists with their artworks, at special prices. If you are interested in finding out the when the next session is, please subscribe to our newsletter!
What is the use of having professional artwork photos?
Whether you are an artist, a gallery or a museum, it is essential to have a quality photographic reproduction that allows your work to be shown and communicated with fidelity.
You may use the photos to enter contests; apply for scholarships, internships, and fairs; put together catalogs; sell artworks; print reproductions; update your website, and show your work in social networks in a professional manner.
If you still have questions or are interested in requiring a tailored budget, please feel free to contact me!