It’s an interesting thing publishing your words and artwork. You query editors about ideas and are thrilled when they say yes. An agreement is made that they accept the premise of your article, you are given a deadline of when you are to turn your images and editorial copy into them.
Some magazines want your actual art pieces so they can do their own photography (love that!) and others want the high-res images emailed to them so they can publish what you sent them.
These kinds of assignments are more tricky because my photography skills must be spot on. An example of what not to do is pictured above. I was having a bad photo day when I took these earrings, but since I had to wrap up them up and mail them that day, I won’t be able to reshoot until they are mailed back to me some time next month or so.
Thank goodness, these earrings were slated for the incredible Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine for a feature I was doing on our bronze wire. My article and artwork is featured in the Autumn 2010 issue, which is on newstands now. Stampington publications always, and I mean always, does an incredible job photographing artist’s work. It’s such a pleasure and opportunity to be in their magazines.
Here are a couple more shots of some of my earrings featured in this issue. I was having a better photo day with these ones. The photos that were published through were cut outs of just the earrings. It made for a really lovely-looking layout the way the art director put it together.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Belle Armoire Jewelry. The publication comes out 4 times a year – Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn — and it is a true bargain for the $14 price tag. All of the projects come from really wonderful artisans and include step-by-step instructions. I find beautiful things to inspire me in every issue.