New Mexico Art Photographer

New Mexico Glassware Art Photography with Noah Starer

New Mexico Glassware Art Photography with Noah Starer

A big photography art challenge

Long-time photography client Noah Starer has made the transition from ceramic artist to glass artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It took me some time to figure out the technical aspects of photographing his ceramic work to his desired style outcome, but that time compared to how long it took me to figure out how to photograph this new series of glassware was well, incomparable. It took hours and lots of trial and error to get a shooting setup that minimized glare first, then reflections second. Most of the pieces were glossy and made of reflective glass, so you can imagine the challenge involved when you need to use off camera lighting to make them pop, and then stand in front of the piece of glass to actually photograph it. You can see the BTS shot of what I finally settled on as a shooting setup at the far bottom of this post.

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Modular Ceramic Art Photography in Santa Fe New Mexico

Modular Ceramic Art Photography in Santa Fe New Mexico

Santa Fe Ceramic Art Photography

Santa Fe ceramic artist Noah Starer usually brings his art to my Home Studio to be photographed, but this time I took the photo studio to his art studio up in Santa Fe. Why? Because he has created a new serious of modular ceramic art that just has way too many individual pieces to move all the way to Albuquerque and also he would have to stay on site to setup each group, whereas normally they are just single pieces that I can place and photograph myself.

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Santa Fe Art Event Photograph with Noah Starer

Santa Fe Art Event Photograph with Noah Starer

Santa Fe Clay ceramics event

Long time artist client Noah Starer, now Santa Fe based, was hosting an event at his new studio and gallery space at Santa Fe Clay and asked me to come photograph the event. Even though I have been photographing his ceramic artwork for over a year now, I had never heard the full process of how he makes his signature naked clay pieces, and also the process for his new work. It was very interesting to hear the ins and outs for making ceramics and how things like aluminum foil can cut hours or even days off completing a piece of ceramics! Great presentation Noah and thank you for continuing to choose me as your photographer for your work and your events!

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Santa Fe New Mexico Art Photography - tall and wide

Santa Fe New Mexico Art Photography - tall and wide

Ceramic artist Noah Starer, now Santa Fe based, brought his latest collection of ceramic art to the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for photos to be made of 25 new pieces.  I have photographed a lot of Noah's art in the past, and was glad to be able to attend his opening weekend exhibition of his work, titled Naked Clay, at Santa Fe Clay earlier this summer!  I am glad to have seen his art career journey from Las Lunes now to Santa Fe and all the success he is deservedly having now.  He is also teaching classes at Santa Fe Clay so check for when his next classes are to learn how to create your own naked clay!

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Albuquerque New Mexico Art Photography - ocean or desert

Albuquerque New Mexico Art Photography - ocean or desert

Ceramic artist Noah Starer visited my Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico twice this week with a lot more of his great artwork.  Featured here are pieces he informally named, "tumbleweeds," in blue above and tan below.  He suggested people can choose between the ocean and the desert!  I like that idea a lot, and of course I would choose ocean for myself.  If you like these pieces, you can contact Noah via his website below.  He has been a long time repeat client and making creative art photos of his work has been a fun, on going challenge as the shapes and sizes of his ceramic art changes each time he brings me new pieces.

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Albuquerque New Mexico Art Photography - open figures

Albuquerque New Mexico Art Photography - open figures

I first started photographing the ceramic artwork of New Mexico artist Noah Starer in October of last year.  He creates a variety of ceramics from the figures in these photos, to pods, to bowls to flute type vases.  See all of his work and purchase these figures or others from his website.

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