Although the bulk of our work lies in producing colour-accurate reproductions of flat artwork, we also photograph 3D sculptures and artefacts for artists and collectors. Here are a few examples of our 3D and some other more unusual photographic work:
Our Lady of Consolation and Child
Figurine of the Virgin Mary with Child, 13" high, cast in bronze resin. Original sculpture in clay by Karen Bird (www.karenbirdsculptor.co.uk)
Sculpture and sales of bronze casts in aid of Mary's Meals, providing emergency relief and daily school meals for children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who would otherwise go hungry.
Antique and historical locks and keys from various private and public collections, featured in the forthcoming book 'The Lure of the Key' by William Wallace (ISBN 978-1-910787-25-0, Unicorn Publishing, September 2016).
This traditional thangka paintingof the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhotawas especially commissionedbyTashi Mannox fromSahil Bhopal of Flying Whale Art studio, India. Tibetan thangka painting is one of the great arts of Asia and is a particular stylistic development of painting in natural mineral media, normally on cloth which is mounted in a brocade frame, designed to roll up as a portable scroll.
Thangkas are typically rich in the iconography of their religious content that communicates the highest Buddhist ideals, often as a visual aid to be meditated upon or to depict historical figures and spiritual events. For a Tibetan Buddhist, thangkas are considered inspirational sacred paintings in their physical support to a practitioner as an embodiment of enlightenment.
From the point of view of reproduction, thangkas are frequently difficult to photograph due to the extensive use of gold leaf and gold paint in the decorative embellishments. We have extensive experience in coaxing the best out of these and similarly challenging subjects.
Buddhist Dragon Painting
Dragon painting by the eminent Buddhist scholar and teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987), former head of the Surmang monasteries in eastern Tibet. Mixed media on canvas, 605mm wide x 690mm high, ca. 1968
The original painting is currently for sale. Please contact Kurt Schaffhauser directly at 01497 847121 or email email@example.com for further details.