I love to travel. I love oddities. Recently, while in Denver, I discovered something unique and beautiful. Go figure! Armed with a 100 mm macro lens, I wanted to do some location product photography in Denver.
My daughter, her in-laws and I were searching for interesting stores in Denver. A glass works shop came up on Google search, so we headed in that direction. We got to Illuzion Glass Galleries on Broadway St. You’ll see, that it’s not your average glass gallery! Not only did the glass on display range from stunning to funny to disconcerting but it was also practical regarding Colorado life. Illuzion, as it turns out, is a bong and waterpipe shop of the “highest” order. Every piece of glass art you see in these pictures is a pipe (for tobacco use only, of course). Yes, even the ship at the very end.
With beautiful artwork gleaming from all corners of the spacious shop, I asked permission to photograph. Having been granted permission, I shot everything I could as quickly as possible. (Nerd Note: The whole shoot took only 12 minutes according to my metadata.) With a very restricting lens, and shooting through glass (difficult to be sure) I became totally immersed in the shoot. Tunnel vision, baby! I lose myself when doing cool stuff like this. It feels like a jam session, and you are right in the pocket of a deep groove.
I doubt that the gentleman who gave me permission thought much would come out of this. I’ll be sending them an invitation to have a look at this 12-minute mini-oeuvre I created to see if they like them. Perhaps a sale perhaps not. I love little photographic experiences like this, and I’ll keep on truckin’ either way.
Take a look at the images below. I hope you’ll find them interesting. If you need some on location product photography you can take a look at my galleries using the links provided, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 563-388-0099.