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9 glass items from the TONA range, Bengt Orup (Johansfors, 1957)

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    Posted 10 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    I am enjoying more and more taking pictures of my glass items. I guess that at some point, after taking so many catalogue pictures of my collections, I am starting to feel creative about it...

    Yesterday I was facing the problem of taking a pic of my 9 TONA glass items... wow, how can you do that when one of them is a 32 cm wide bowl? Well, the most descriptive way was taking the pic from above (pic.2), that's the way to show each and every piece in the set (also, my set isn't but 90 cm wide, so that limits the chances a lot).

    The other solution (pic.1) was showing the 9 of them in a more abstract way... it isn't the most descriptive of ways but... I absolutely love it :)

    You can read more about this great range and Bengt Orup here (actual links in the comments):

    http://glasscollectors.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/tona-series-bengt-orup-johanfors-1957-2/

    http://glasscollectors.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/bengt-orup-1916-1996/

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Mmmm... it seems that links aren't working properly on the texts... anyway, here they go:

      vhttp://glasscollectors.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/tona-series-bengt-orup-johanfors-1957-2/

      http://glasscollectors.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/bengt-orup-1916-1996/
    2. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      I like Bengt Orups design! I see him as one of the absolut best glass designers we ever had in Sweden. Unfortunately I have no glass pieces by him. The finest glass by Orup seems hard to find?
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      True, Rebessin! He's one of the top glass designers ever. Appart from my Tona items I've managed to get a very few of his designs... amongst them his Porro, which i love. The really nice ones are difficult to get. I also like his stripped glasses and jugs but they really are sought after!
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Getting fancy, I like it!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks Amber!!!
    6. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 10 years ago
      Very creative photography!
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks antiquarius... I do enjoy taking these pics, so it's great seeing other people enjoy them
    8. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 10 years ago
      You have such a great collection!
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks cobalt, but your is great too! you've got lot of items I'd kill to have! LOL
    10. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 10 years ago
      You collect since many years. For me this passion is rather new. It's difficult not to be impatient.
    11. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 10 years ago
      great pieces like the distortion the bowl creates on the 1st pic
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks vlkma! Well, I was sort of inspired by the picture of Bengt Orup with tgree od his Tona designs: http://glasscollectors.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/bengt-orup-1916-1996/ In fact I have those three items and would love to take a photograph of me in the very same position ;) LOL
    13. unique123 unique123, 10 years ago
      WOW!!!!great pieces & great job on pics too!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Ha! Just discover your post, fantastic creative picture 1!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning!!!! :)
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks KYRATANGO and SEAN!!! Your love is much appreciated
    17. RussTenale RussTenale, 8 years ago
      My gosh ... Absolutely creative and fun pictures ...
    18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks RUSS!!! Well, that was the only way to put them all in the shape picture :)
    19. RussTenale RussTenale, 8 years ago
      I will have the same situation when I attempt to show my Blenko collection ... i was also thinking of bird's eye view ...
    20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      LOL Well, I was able to manage to take a pic with all of them, but I think the best would be grouping your glass items in smaller sets of 3 or 5 items (sets in odd numbers work better than those in even numbers, unless there are big differences in size among them)
    21. RussTenale RussTenale, 8 years ago
      I actually considered laying everything out on the driveway and taking pictures from the garage roof ...
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      LOL I am sure the result will be amazing!!!
      In that case I'm sure you will enjoy a lot with the work of Jim Golden: http://www.obsessionistas.co.uk/collections/2013/4/14/images-of-collections-0131.html
    23. RussTenale RussTenale, 8 years ago
      Oh my ... Now i will never get my project done ... I was planning on just spilling everything on the drive and taking a picture ... Now I am thinking of the arrangement ... Thanks for the link ... Fantastic work !!!
    24. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Haha, I suddenly felt awful thinking I'm taking you to this huge project :) But will you put a white background at least?

      Golden's work is wonderful!

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