Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shoe Still-lifes

I was shooting some still-lifes this morning for a book jacket and decided to shoot some of my shoes while I had the tripod up.

I love how these shoes all work with the shape of the foot in a different way. When you start thinking about it, the possibilities of shoe design seem endless— What is the shape and height of the heel? How do the straps work? How does the shoe stay on the foot?

Each of these shoes solve the problems in a unique way, and although they are all shoes, they are as different from each other as can be. It's almost as if they each have their own personality.


(Shoe Silhouettes © Littlehouse of Style: From top; Proenza Schouler, Proenza Schouler, Kathryn Amberleigh, Nine West, Dries Van Noten)

4 comments:

Sarah S. said...

Great post Catherine! Love the first two pairs of shoes! So cool. When I was a teenager, wearing heels was disgusting. Now, I'm getting giddy. Funny how things change!

The Photodiarist said...

Wonderful! These are like works of art.

Modelizer said...

This is why I love shooting shoes sometimes more than the windows themselves...there is so much more of a story in certain pairs then in most of the clothes that are being spat out into the market.

Catherine said...

Thanks, all! I think the sculptural quality of shoes is why I'm attracted to them more than clothing— they DO each seem to have their own story!