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Have I mentioned how much I love experimental digital photography? It is just so much fun! Although you may not be able to tell just by looking at the photographs themselves, the subject matter of much of my experimental digital photography is often my jewelry, or, in the case of the one here, my sculptures.

The Creature (experimental digital photography) - Laura Hepworth

Much of the experimental digital photography I do is the result of being curious about what forms, light affects, etc. a given piece would create if photographed while moving the camera all over the place. The results are then enhanced by playing with the pictures adjustment levels. I really love how this one turned out! The object I was photographing, was a wire damselfly sculpture that I made a few years ago as a birthday gift for my mom.

I repurposed some wire candle holders I’d made some years before (I’d made them as props for my final project presentation in Ceramics I.) to make the main body of the damselfly, spray painted some strange looking buttons to make the eyes, and then made the wings and blinged up dragonfly with some colourful beads.

Here are some pictures of what the sculpture actually looks like.

Astrid the Damselfly - Handmaden Designs LLC

Astrid the Damselfly - Handmaden Designs LLC

Astrid the Damselfly - Handmaden Designs LLC

Cloaked in Shadow - Laura Hepworth

One of my non-jewelry related hobbies is experimental digital photography. Experimental digital photography is a lot of fun and a bit of treasure hunt. You never know what you’re going to find when you bring those images up on the computer and start adjusting the levels!

The image above is one of my favorites. I’d just finished wire-wrapping a gorgeous Bismuth crystal into a pendant and was photographing it. (Ok, so maybe my experimental digital photography hobby is slightly related to jewelry after-all.) While I was photographing it, I got a little silly and started taking pics while moving the camera all over the place just to see what would result. This is just one of the resulting images. The central black form, looked rather like a person to me so I named it “Cloaked in Shadow.”

This is what I was photographing:

Jadis (wire-wrapped Bismuth pendant) - Handmaden Designs LLC

This pendant created all sorts of beautiful, ethereal forms when photographed with a moving camera.

My experimental photography is all posted on my secondary Deviant Art account: Carmenole. (Elvish for: art long-study; closest I could get to ‘art student” in Elvish.)

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