I recently completed an exciting project I wanted to share here. The 2011 Manning Custom Knives Catalog. I've worked with Ed Manning and have photographed his wonderful work several times now but this was a little different. I was able to create something that was more of a piece of art than just product shots. I've always been inspired by Mr. Mannings knives (and love the one I own), and I wanted to create a catalog and product photos that not only translated the detail and craftsmanship of his work but were pieces of art. I've been working on my "Desert Dark" night photography project for some time and felt the AZ desert landscape at night worked very well with the knives. Combining my fine art photography with the custom knives worked rather well. Another new experience for me was created the entire catalog. To carry the details of the knives throughout the catalog I created the frames, bullets, and nameplates using pieces of his knives. taking sections of the custom file work on the blades, the detailed mosaic pins and sections of the handles colorful woods. It was great fun and it satisfied my desire to create materials for Ed that were special and extremely eye catching and my desire to create an artistic showpiece that would lead to other design projects for Eyeful Images. Success!
Last note on the project is a fine art print will soon be available from both Manning Custom Knives and Eyeful Images Photographic Arts. I hope you enjoy and please check out Manning Custom Knives for some beautifully crafted knives at www.manningcustomknives.com