Thursday, January 8, 2009

Frequently asked questions | Round 1
People ask me all the time about the green background that we photograph all our products against. Well - it's a vintage steel "board" in a wood frame, with a handle on the top that Doug rescued one day. It had been discarded in a back alley. I love it's authentic patina, it's outrageous green colour and its rusty bits! It has become the official Cartolina backdrop. 
I don't actually know what this board is - do you? It's 30" x 40", steel, painted green(and rusty) and exactly the same on both sides. Doug thinks it's a vintage portable chalkboard(and I think that's what it had been used for before he rescued it.) But there's something about the square handle that makes me question that theory. I think it's perfect for a photo backdrop for our products because of its rustic but rich colour and texture. I'd love to know what you think it might be - or perhaps you have one too.
Anyone who has product that they need to photograph frequently knows the value of finding exactly the right system to produce the best images. It can be a very frustrating process. This board works for me!


Julie said...

Aha ...I've always wondered about your background. It certainly is the perfect fit for your cards!

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

What a gorgeous rescue! Hope someone knows what it was.

My Notting Hill said...

Love, love the notebook. I'm going to check and see if they're available online. I also wondered about the green background - it is gorgeous!

cartolina said...

Hi Michele - glad you like the notebook! Thanks!

The notebooks are being released with all our other new product at the New York Gift Fair in 2 weeks. We have had great response to the notebooks online so hopefully we will have them at retailers across the country soon!


Vicki said...

I've always been so curious about your green background. How inspiring!

And I LOVE those notebooks (and your new profile picture, by the way!)

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Your new profile pic is great! Next, I want to see you in front of the green background. I think I need to come up with my own official Bride Design backdrop too. Very cool.

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