Monday, June 1, 2009

Tuesday Trends: Staging

There's nothing I like more than a superbly staged item photo. Some shops, like Solanah, are simply known for their expertly staged and truly retro photos that just fling you back in time to the original life of the item. What I love about her shop is the absolute reveling in nostalgic goodness:


A shop that's new to me is Dalena Vintage. Browsing through this shop is like walking through the home of some reclusive and glorious celebrity whose live-in best friend also happens to be a master photographer equipped with a Polaroid land camera:



Last week, I posted about the movie Grey Gardens. The shop Vanille Vintage feels very much like a glammed-up Grey Gardens, where a rustic exterior is met head-on with vibrant and very modern shapes and design, like the glamor of an outfit will always outspeak its surroundings:


So many of Sparkle Bird's photos remind me of Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills. They all seem plucked from a larger, grander narrative, and we can only piece together the story, which is undoubtedly intriguing and ridiculously fascinating:




8 comments:

  1. funny how i've been using etsy so much but never came across Solanah! thanks for this lil roundup :]

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  2. wow, thanks for sharing these. exquisite!

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  3. These are fantastic! Wow! I just watched the Grey Gardens (HBO) movie last week and loved it.

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  4. Oh you are so sweet! I've been watching your shop since you opened and admire your photos very much. They are always so fresh and dreamy.

    Thanks again for the mention, I'm so flattered you like my photos!

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  5. Awesome post! I love the pictures you find-total eye candy and great new vendors to add to my list.

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  6. You are too kind...Thank you dearly for including me amoung these incredible stagings!

    Your writing style is filled with pie in the sky sincerity. It leaves me wanting to carry these words in a tiny pouch around my neck throughout every photoshoot!

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  7. what an excellent post! i've been to your etsy shop many times, but this is my first time visiting your blog and i love it!

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