more fun (with fishing line this time)…
Posted in photographers, recent work October 10th, 2008 by piablog


This is a shoot I did with Dutch photographer Ingmar Swalue. It is featuring a new Dutch jewellery range called MIR, and I wanted to create something ethereal and delicate, in a gothic way. Hmm, I know this sounds rather contradictory, but welcome to the art directing world, where every description contradicts the previous one (it’s quite an art really, that’s why they are called ‘art’ directors hehehe)…


So this was shot in Ingmar’s studio in Rotterdam, and he has these fabulous little windows that I could not resist using, I just adore the soft light and the old, peeling paint and framework. You may also notice I’m going through a feather phase? And also a fishing line & twine phase – I’m very much loving ‘exposed styling’ – you know, instead of hiding all the fishing line and gaffa tape I use, I like to make it part of my vignette. It’s been something I’ve been exploring for some time now.



Isn’t the MIR jewellery range divine? I do love it so.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And thank you for all your beautiful comments through out the week. A few of you are still enjoying my mini piano concert I’ve noticed – thank you for letting me know, I’m so thrilled. And I will have a special treat for you next week! Until then, bon weekend!


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  1. Danielle says

    this line of jewelry is so cool! and i think you have successfully achieved delicate/gothic! the exposed thing is totally working…i bet that it gives you a little more freedom too! awesome as usual!

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  2. heidi says

    beautiful!!!! Love the way the light works in these.

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  3. nadia says

    beautiful pia!love the window and chair

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  4. ailin says

    i love LOVE the first four. so simple yet beautiful.

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  5. Emily says

    Pia these photos are beautiful. (everything you do is) I like the crisp feel that they have. The cool light makes me think of winter. I really like the exposed fishing line. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Esti says

    I like all the white in these photos, with that wooden chair standing out with the jewelry on it. The light is gorgeous!

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  7. Sanna Lee says

    Dear Pia, Wanted to let you know that I came across your blog recently and find your postings very inspiring and enjoyable. Thank you! I enjoyed your mini piano concert too.

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  8. nancy says

    really the the jewelry…

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  9. Jeska says

    Such beautiful jewelry and setting.

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  10. Annie says

    Love all that white. I am a color freak, but then I think how relaxing nothing but white would be :-).

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  11. Tartelette says

    I would have left with the windows…if at all possible in a dreay world of mine!! Of course the jewelry that goes with them too! Beautiful creations on both parts!

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  12. aran says

    the texture and white tones are insane in these photos. gorgeous!

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  13. Vanessa says

    oh that necklace IS devine! i want…
    thanks for the comment — it’s surprising how difficult it is to answer 6 simple questions! looking forward to reading your own quirky little traits 😉

    ps. i work for the Australian home mag that featured your gorgeous Paris Living story a while back. Rosy says hi 🙂

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  14. sofia says

    my internet has comeback to normal…pfff !!! Pia, love the idea of time that passes and that everything stands still.This is beautiful, beautiful. I love white.

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  15. Bonbon Oiseau says

    these are wonderful and so inspiring for this jewlery designer!

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  16. Jill says

    wonderful styling, Pia. i’m so impressed! and i do love that jewelry too.

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