When woodworking artist Victoria Walpole was looking for professional photography of her stunning 3 dimensional wooden font – Graham’s website stood out to her enough to elicit a message on email.

“Graham – I love your website and the wide variety of work you seem to cover – I was wondering if there is any way that I can afford to engage your services at all?”

Once the artist had described the amazing font that she has been commissioned to produce for St Peter and St Paul church in Coleshill then I was keen to help, especially as the piece had been suggested for inclusion in a UK wide woodworking competition.Like everyone else in the world she reached for her phone to get some images when it was first installed.

But when trying to use the photographs she took – for competitions, and to show other prospective clients the scale and detail of her amazing sculpture – the phone shots would just not blow up or reveal the complexity and level of marquetry involved.

Each and every pebble carved by hand

 

Marquetry and carved aumbry box

Graham is always trying to come up with a different viewpoint, a surprising angle, a new way of portraying something new and interesting.

Graham took the opportunity to fish out his large Lensball. Taking almost all the photographs using a professional tripod, it was a relatively easy task to line up the stunning stained glass and the heavyweight glass of the lens ball.

Instant art.. with a little extra Photoshop to turn the image right way up.

Graham also produced a montage that told the story in one, a single image inset of the art, inlayed into the exterior photograph of the huge medieval parish church. A 14th century monument and meeting point on the highest ground the town possessed.

The baptismal font itself is even older and perhaps dates from the 12th century with its detailed carving having survived from a previous church on the grounds.

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