Saturday, March 24, 2012

The most beautiful bowl ever/ Herbert Krenchel

Left: Krenit bowl Right: The Designer Herbert Krenchel

Left: First designed as a salad set with servers,Right: The range of original colors 

Left: In purple, Right: Classic white, These images from Normann Copenhagen

Left: Yellow, Right: Combo of red, white and turquoise, These images from Normann Copenhagen

Left: In combo with other tableware from Marimekko Image from Abode Living, Right: An artful arrangement 

Left: New Reproductions, Image from Abode Living Right: The silhouettes of the bowls

Outlines of the bowls
My lifelong obsession with Enamelware continues, There is just something so appealing with the intensity of color that is achieved through the process of enamel. Enamel has been around for decorative and functional use for centuries. Vitreous enamel is akin to ceramic glaze — it is most commonly the result of fusing powdered glass (or less often a glass paste or spray) to a metal or ceramic substrates. Enamel is bonded to metal in kilns at a high temperatures, somewhere between 1400 and 1640°F to achieve the final result.

The most beautiful of bowl probably ever designed in my opinion is the Krenit bowl designed by Danish designer Herbert Krenchel in 1953.

Wikepedia says: The name Krenit is a combination of the name Krenchel and eternit (a fibre cement which is used for the coating on the bowl’s outside). The bowl has a distinct design with its matt black outside, thin edge and clear colored enamel inside. In 1954, the bowl won a gold medal for its unique design in Triennalen (Milano, Italy). Up until the production stopped in 1966 the bowl had been produced in more than 1 million units.

The salad set was the first to go into production in 1953 The Krenit salad bowl is inspired by the simple form language of the East, With it Krenchel also designed salad servers and the long pointed handles of these reflect the traditional chopsticks. With a simple and clean expression, the Krenit series is a modern classic that lets function and aesthetics play perfectly together.

Herbert Krenchel says: "An article for everyday use must contain several aspects that play together and create the general impression. It is obvious that a salad bowl has its function, but I wanted to create a bowl which was so pretty that it could be placed in the sitting room as well. I am enthusiastic about forms and love materials. The structure of the surface is important because it makes the bowl attractive and inviting, and you feel like touching it"

Although the originals are a highly collectible item, you can still buy these great reproductions at Normann Copenhagen.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Forgotten Images/ My Portfolio of work.

Photography: (Left) Petrina Tinslay, (Right) Jonny Valiant
Photography: Lucas Allen
Photography: Hallie Burton
Photography: Hallie Burton
Photography: Hallie Burton
Photography: Sang An
Photography: Hallie Burton
Photography: Hallie Burton
Photography by Hallie Burton 
Over the years, I have been so lucky to have worked with some wonderful Photographers, Of course it gives you quite a thrill to stumble across images that maybe you never thought to include on your own site or that fell through the cracks of time. 

Quite often when I research images or Photographers for particular projects I happen across such images that  take me right back to that particular time or shoot, In many cases it has been for tests where we have had total creative freedom, sometimes actual jobs, Often Photographers will include a different crop or angle that perhaps was not used in the final layout or presentation that turns up on their own personal site, It's then that I often see them.

Here are a few images that appear on other sites, I will caption links under the image. Some of these images are brand new, others from the last few years. Most of these fall in the Still Life/ Interiors category of my work never featured before here or on my site. Enjoy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Women's Health/ Breast vs Legs

Photography: Romulo Yanes

Photography: Romulo Yanes

Photography: Romulo Yanes

Photography: Romulo Yanes
In the latest April issue of Women's Health I worked on a Chicken feature which I shot with the extremely talented Romulo Yanes I was very excited to work with Romulo who spent many years working on the very missed Gourmet Magazine which still has an online presence but no longer exists in it's printed form, perhaps scarily the way of most magazines may go in the not so near future? Gourmet Magazine as many of you know was a magazine that ran from 1941 till 2009, It sadly closed due to a decline in Advertising sales. Women's Health, only 7 years old, however is thankfully still going strong with over 1.5 million readers. The brands magazine allows women a smart and organized approach to keeping their lives on track and staying healthy. 

The Chicken Story was briefed to me to be in the colors of green and soft pink, We had only 4 recipes so it was a short one. We also shot a great bulbs story on the same day that can also be seen in the same issue, but in all honesty, all I did was source a marble surface for that one : ) My first time with the magazine, I look forward to working with both Romulo and Women's Health some more in the future.