Once the artefact is selected for relevance to the project’s aims and its association to an iconic recording artist and track, it is placed in an environment that removes all context, allowing the viewer to focus entirely on it.
The artefact is lit with a single sharp light source, designed specifically to give contrast and in doing so reveals every mark, every scratch and every detail. The artefact’s life is literally carved into its surface, every mark the result of its use, physical evidence that directly connects us to the some of the world’s most astonishing recording sessions.
To achieve this takes hours of painstaking work, with each final image being a composite of up to 100 separate images, often more. The artefact is photographed by being sliced into a series of pin sharp, high resolution, ultra-fine layers, that are then composited in post-production