Sunday, June 27, 2010

Featuring Feet


I spent three days last week at the photo shoot for my upcoming book, tentatively titled Designing Handknitted Socks. As much as I’d like to take credit for all the amazing socks that will be included in this book, I’m even happier to report that most of the socks were knitted by true sock divas, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Nancy Bush, Evelyn Clark, and Anna Zilboorg. I don’t want to let the cat entirely out of the bag (or handknitted sock) so I’m not going to reveal all of the designers just yet.

Photo shoots can be grueling in the best of circumstances, but socks add their own hurdles. For one, feet are as far away from the head as they can be. That makes it hard to include the rest of the body in the image if the socks are to be the focus. Second, there just aren’t many ways to photograph feet that look natural. The challenge is to come up with images that are interesting, inviting, and informative.

Thanks to Joe Hancock’s ability to get down and dirty, I think the images for this book will be creative and fun. Here are a few photos I took of Joe taking photos. This is one shoot where I might have liked to be a model.







Thanks to Joe Hancock’s willingness to get down and dirty, I think the images for this book will be creative and fun. Here are a few photos I took of Joe taking photos. This is one shoot where I might have liked to be a model.

5 comments:

JelliDonut said...

Thanks for this fascinating look behind the scenes. Can't wait for your new book.

Virginia said...

It looks like a seriously fun shoot! Love love love the socks.

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

Photographing socks is indeed an adventure. And it does involve a lot of odd positions for the photographer. I look forward to the new book.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Very cute!

nanaknits said...

I agree, photographing socks is tough, but the ones in these pictures look like they are going to collectively be a good book, can't wait to see it finished!