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Another "how Bernie makes a living" shot. :D

Customer wanted a simple but eye grabbing image for one page in a catering product catalogue to show drinking straws but they only sell black and clear, no colours.
Line drawings take care of individual types of product so the image just need to make the viewer stop for a second.
They liked this one.
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:iconajdeboer:
ajdeboer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Photographer
Yay, cool :D
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Thanks man. :D
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:iconajdeboer:
ajdeboer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Photographer
;)
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:iconsanoon:
Sanoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
That, Sir, is an amazing way to make a living.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
It will be if I ever make enough money. :D
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:iconsanoon:
Sanoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
How often do you do these little jobs?
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Often, I'm in the middle of shooting a catalogue for a Equine supply company. You know, saddle rugs. bits blankets and such.
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:iconsanoon:
Sanoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
often in the middle, eh? No beggining and end for Ol' Horai. :XD:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Not on this one at the moment. :D
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:iconbaldrickthecunning:
baldrickthecunning Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Reminds me of huge cardboard tubes at Strines textile place
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Happy memories. :D
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Writer
wow! i usually hate commercial photography, but the angle, colours and circular movement give it artistic value. i love it when real artists do the product photos, it makes an incredibly boring genre (in my opinion, no offense intended) interesting.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Trust me, it's boring at times but product is product. Thanks man. :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a beautiful idea for a near-abstract!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Thanks. :)
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:iconmrcool256:
mrcool256 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
What a cool set up... I dig this shot. :thumbsup:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Thanks a lot. :nod: :D
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:icontimid-wolf:
timid-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Kull!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thank ye. :D
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:icontimid-wolf:
timid-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^^
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HUNUCRU Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
works for me. I stopped.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Cool, if you stopped then I definitely got something right. :D

Thank you Hadyn.
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:iconkarenfiore:
KarenFiore Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Bernie I love this...I love all the product shots you do. Very creative and fun...
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thank you dear lady. :D
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:iconkarenfiore:
KarenFiore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It is nice to be called a lady.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
'Tis true.
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:iconkarenfiore:
KarenFiore Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Bernie...
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:iconkittypad:
kittypad Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Coolio. Now that's what I call creative. Making something interesting and eye-catching out of straws! Time to worship you mate. ;) Need a minion? :D
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thanks again. :D

I could if you know about weddings. I have one at the weekend and the weather is going to be crap which means I have to get photos in a barn of a church in crap light. I don't do weddings but I've been coerced.
This is definitely the last one, I'm a product photographer.
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palominodweezil Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Bernie does well at what he does for a living. :nod:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thanks so much my lady. :worship:
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mythrildragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I've got to admit that I stared for a few seconds wondering on what on earth it was! Then I read the comments... how did you get the idea for that particular shot?
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
It definitely worked then.
Just worked with the brief that's all. I mean how creative can you get with black and clear straws.
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mythrildragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Not amazingly... you could make a stick person out of them and take millions of shots and make a moving animation of the stick figure running... but unfortunately the catalogues aren't digital... :(
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FoxyDevonLady Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
That's certainly very eye-catching. Strangely enough, I also find it slightly sinister...but that could just be me! :D
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I'll work on the idea of sinister drinking straws. :omg: ;rofl:
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:iconfoxydevonlady:
FoxyDevonLady Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Obviously just me then!!! :laughing:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
*cough* *silence* *cough* Possibly. :rofl: :rofl: :D :hug:
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FoxyDevonLady Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
:rofl: :laughing: :happycry: :crying: :noes:
;p :D
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rjs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Photographer
Nice Bearnie...i wish I could earn a living doing something I love!! Stupid me got into banking . :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme: :stupidme:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I don't make much of a living Ron. :D
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:iconrjs:
rjs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Photographer
Mr. Bearnie - as long as you are happy doing what you are doing. If you are, my hat off to you. Evry moring I puke before I go to work. Dealine, pressure...all the bullshit drives me crazy!!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
You need to heavily rethink my friend.
If it's that bad you're on a rapid road to the mortuary and to keep the bosses in money.
I gave up a directorship because I couldn't stand the stress any more.
You wanna talk, note me.
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rjs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Photographer
i agree with you...i am looking around for another job,,,perhaps ino a new career..

diffrent subject...i have a couple of modles lined up (TFP/CD) and I am going to give a crack at glam/fashion shoot. I need you to be brutaly honest with me..ok this is my first time and I am in uncharted waters.......i have no idea or a clue
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
OK, warning, I hate cheesy tits ans ass shots. I like subtle and feminine.
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:iconrjs:
rjs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008   Photographer
lmao...no way no how....nothing like that sir......i want to put a prof book togther.
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Sounds great, need an assistant. :rofl:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Eye-catching it is. Nice work!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thanks Steve.
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