Capturing Curves

David Hurwitz Originals

  • November 2020
  • Photography

David Hurwitz makes furniture with incredible texture and topography. It is crafted and shaped to look almost like flowing fabric. And rather challenging to capture in images.

We spent a few hours in the studio together, creating the right light and backdrop to show off the work, to capture its beautiful curves and twists while minimizing the natural effects of reflectivity and gloss. Mounting the shelf and mirrors for shooting actually required hauling a 4x8 sheet of 3/4-inch plywood up to our fourth-floor studio – thankfully, it just barely fit inside the elevator...

And then there was the challenge of getting a nearly straight-on photo of a mirror without the camera and tripod falling into the reflection. Camera magic!

A bit of post-production adjustment in Photoshop was required to remove imperfections in the background and to clone out the cord from the light.