Shooting Fun on Elm Street

The shooting fun on Elm Street last week did not involve the usual type of deer and fowl hunting that is more common in our Hancock County area.  No, the week of August 19 saw Elm Street Gardens populated by a lively crew of creative photography and design experts.  Currey & Company creative director Cecil Adams and two truckloads of Currey & Company furniture and lighting handled expertly by John Warner and Franklin Jean joined Mali Azimi, photographer, her assistant, Chris Carder, and designer/stylist, Thea Beasley, as they "hunted" down good product shots. 

Currey & Company products were shot by Mali and company in settings inside and outside, even in the chicken coop. They took pictures of a chandelier and pendants in the chicken coop (I got to help maneuver the chickens into posing in the right spots with the help of some stale bread).  There are shots of furniture and lighting products in settings within the 1840's house, under the front porch, in a hoop house and across the street in the old warehouse building where Sparta Imperial Mushrooms is headquartered.  And Robert helped to pose our favorite poodle, Rives, by a faux bois bench in front of a massive bank of hydrangeas behind the house.  

We are all looking forward to seeing the finals of these shots and even more to their use in a brand new specialty catalog Currey & Company will be producing this fall.  Here are some photos of the photography process.  

 

 

Thea and Cecil pretend to enjoy having tea in a setting under a magnolia tree. 

Thea and Cecil pretend to enjoy having tea in a setting under a magnolia tree. 

Setting the scene in the office area of the old cotton warehouse across the street from the house.

Setting the scene in the office area of the old cotton warehouse across the street from the house.

Mali gets up on a ladder to get a better angle on this outdoor photograph.

Mali gets up on a ladder to get a better angle on this outdoor photograph.

Robert instructs Rives as to the proper pose as accessory dog in this photograph of a Currey & Company faux bois bench.  

Robert instructs Rives as to the proper pose as accessory dog in this photograph of a Currey & Company faux bois bench.  

Chickens are so in fashion these days!  They even get a lovely crystal chandelier for their quarters.   

Chickens are so in fashion these days!  They even get a lovely crystal chandelier for their quarters.   

Setting up a shot in the spacious old cotton warehouse.

Setting up a shot in the spacious old cotton warehouse.

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