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David Yurman layouts for the Ahee winter catalog

We recently shot these two layouts of David Yurman jewelry for the Ahee Jewelers winter catalog.

Handbag shoot for Desires by Mikolay

We recently shot these handbags for Desires by Mikolay.

The eye collection by Maria Tash

We just did this still-life layout for Maria Tash. This is her new eye collection — note the teardrop in the form of a laser drilled, pear shaped, diamond! The eyes themselves are super realistic and come in several different colors. Love it.

eyeball collection by Maria Tash

eyeball collection by Maria Tash, photography by The Commercial Art Lab, New York Jewelry Photography

Check out how realistic these eyeballs are when zoomed in.

eyeball collection by Maria Tash

eyeball collection by Maria Tash, photography by The Commercial Art Lab, New York Jewelry Photography

Yellowish green diamond earrings by Scarselli

We recently did this video of a pair of 3+ carat dangle earrings for Scarselli. The stones are fancy yellowish green color.

Bhansali jewelry photoshoot

We’ve started working with the jewelry designer, Bhansali who we met at the Couture show in Las Vegas this year. For this shoot, we went for a very sharp, high-contrast/high-key look to match with their clean look. These are some beautiful designs and we loved the way the diamonds were set on top of larger stones!

We’re Back from the 2017 Couture Jewelry show in Las Vegas!

I haven’t blogged in quite awhile because we were so busy shooting for our designers that exhibit at the Couture show that happens every year in Las Vegas. This year I was very excited because I was invited by For Future Reference to go and shoot some some photos of their booth. It was great to meet so many up-and-coming designers showcasing their new work in addition to the established designers. Every year there is an award ceremony at the end of the show where a particular design is chosen within a category. Congratulations to all of the winners from this year! I took a few cell phone snapshots of each of the winners:

 

Best in Men's by Furrer Jacot

Best in Men’s by Furrer Jacot

People's Choice: Mariani

People’s Choice: Mariani

Diamonds Bellow 20k: Garavelli

Diamonds Bellow 20k: Garavelli

Pearls: Yvel

Pearls: Yvel

Colored Gem Below 20k: Amali

Colored Gem Below 20k: Amali

Colored Gems Above 20k: John Hardy

Colored Gems Above 20k: John Hardy

Bridal: Jade Trau

Bridal: Jade Trau

Editor's Choice: Giovanni Ferraris

Editor’s Choice: Giovanni Ferraris

Gold: Cadar

Gold: Cadar

Diamonds Above 20k: Fernando Jorge

Diamonds Above 20k: Fernando Jorge

 

 

 

Michelle Fantaci New Bridal Collection Photographed by The Commercial Art Lab

Michelle Fantaci New Bridal Collection
Photography by The Commercial Art Lab

Congratulations to Michelle Fantaci on launching her new bridal collection! All of the photography in this National Jeweler article was done by us.

Michelle Fantaci new bridal collection

Jewelry Photography for Sorellina in National Jeweler by The Commercial Art Lab

Photography by The Commercial Art Lab for Sorellina in National Jeweler

Congratulations to Sorellina in National Jeweler for their piece of the week in National Jeweler! We photographed their initialized rock crystal, pinky ring as featured in the article. The initial is rendered in rhodium-plated 18-karat gold and diamond. The shank is also 18 karat gold.

Sorellina in National Jeweler

Jewelry Photography for Maria Tash in WWD by The Commercial Art Lab

Jewelry Photography for Maria Tash in Women’s Wear Daily

One of our photos of a Maria Tash rose gold diamond earring featured in Women’s Wear Daily! Congratulations to Maria for her expansion into Canada!

 

Man Ray advertisement for Venus Body Arts, video by The Commercial Art Lab

Well for once I have a post that has nothing to do with jewelry! I did this video nearly five years ago, as an advertisement for the tattoo and piercing shop, Venus Body Arts, at 31 Avenue A in New York City.  The concept was an homage to Man Ray’s photograph, “Ingres’s Violin” for which Kiki de Montparnasse was the model. He, of course, was inspired by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres but the purpose of the work was to objectify the model. In Man Ray’s photograph she was shown as a violin — an instrument that he could play. In my work, the model is also an object but in this case she is the canvas for the tattoo artist to draw his art.  We had one of the resident tattoo artists pretend to tattoo the violin f-holes on to the model.

Naturally when we cast for this, we looked for a model that had just the right shape — a small hip-to-waist ratio to really accentuate the violin effect.  We ended up casting Irene Josse as Kiki and she did a tremendous job for both the video and still shoots. Makeup was done by Tommy Joiner. The soundtrack is “Electric Fire” by EO. We did the shoot at Ruby Bird Studio which is a warehouse space in Brooklyn. The exposed brick wall turned out to be a perfect backdrop for this concept.

I’m still immensely proud of this video!