Making of

Taking pictures of reflecting surfaces is not simple. Black marble is no exception.

One of the first shots gives a good impression of that.

You can take various measures like cutting the light, but the problems remain the same.

Even if those failed pictures have an estethic in themselves.

In the end it was a mix of reduced light, local LED spots that could be masked and specific manual adjustments of the camera.

Next thing was to find reasonable sizes of the pictures. The first idea was to cut the table in symmetric pieces.

But in the end it was only an approximation and most pics overlap to a certain extent. That was due to the beauty of some structures that would not allow for cutting and the masking of the light.

As a result it was possible to recombine some pieces using a stitching technique.

The resulting pictures are actually my favorites.