12-04-2012 07:40 PM
The Lamp Gun Case project that John Lucas spent so much time developing and documenting its progress on this forum has been featured in a two page spread in the latest issue of American Woodturner on the inside front cover and page 1. As always, his photography of the cleverly conceived and beautifully executed project is outstanding.
Now that John is famous, I wonder if he will still pal around with us.
Of course, since all burglars read American Woodturner, they will know that the lamp is really a gun case.
12-04-2012 10:43 PM - edited 12-04-2012 10:44 PM
I really like the front cover photo -- it looks like the background was creed to complement the painted design on the candlesticks. I like it when somebody comes up with a fresh new idea. Candlesticks are typically simple spindles without much inspiration. The ones on the cover by Kimberly Winkle are inspiring. I may actually turn couple of them using some of her ides.
12-05-2012 04:05 AM
Bill I didn't do that background. The artists that I shot for liked my work because the background is plain and very clean. It forces you to look at thier work. I had a few who went to a commercial photographer and the back he used competed with the image. On the cover image they cut out the candlesticks and added a detail of Kim's pencil drawings enlarged and then turned gray and then reduced in density until it was much lighter. Made a nice cover but I can't can't claim to have done the back ground.
On the inside in the article you can see an example of how I usually shot Kim's work which is how she likes it.
12-12-2012 09:30 AM
I did have an article in one issue and I think have another one on carving feet in the next issue of Woodturning Design. Joe Hermann has been nice to me over the years and published quite a few articles. I like to think of myself as more of a Pet Rock, than rock star.