Two years ago almost to the day, I was home from work recovering from having my wisdom teeth out. Archives was *juuuuust* starting to come together. I had been collecting vintage garments for months and was prepping to start photographing them so I could open the shop. All I needed was a dress form to shoot them on! I was so excited to be home when it arrived, I documented it:
( 2010 )
Atlas was brand new to us then! We’d only adopted him 2 months before. He was ambivalent, I was excited :)
( 2012 )
Fast forward 2 years, Archives is my full time job and that old form is totally worn out and broken. My new and improved form arrived today! But that’s not all…
I take all the shop photos in an unused room in our basement. The yellow florescent light in there is AWFUL. So, so awful. I’ve had a studio lighting kit for about a year. I recently FINALLY started using it, and am so happy with the results!
The final product, below. Things have really come around since my first sale (haha, yikes)!