This photo gallery was photographed by Leigh Demshar of Chewbone Studio, featuring our Sienna Seamless Paper.
“As an artist, a photographer tends to have a ‘vision’ of a finished work. Something new, something creative, something that perhaps makes wonderful use of bold color. As a portrait photographer, I go into a session with a vision of how I want my finished images to look. But it’s not entirely up to me on how I proceed. Since my end goal is selling prints to hang in my clients’ homes, I need to take careful considerations when it comes to color. The wrong color could leave my images, however great they might be, left behind.
Typically, I will ask my client, either before or at the session, about color preferences. Usually the first question is, ‘do you prefer neutrals or brights?’ 9 times out of 10, it’s neutrals. This decision makes sense, neutrals are easier to decorate with, thus giving them more longevity as an investment piece. But as an artist with ‘vision’, how many sessions can you do on grey, or beige, before you want to scream?
Fortunately, Savage Universal has an extensive color palette in seamless paper. Previously, I had written a review on Sky Blue, in which I referred to it as a “neutral plus”. Sienna is another paper that I would add to that category. Its soft warm hue is pleasing, and it has just enough orange undertone to move out of traditional brown or beige. Orange can sound scary (although it’s been on Pantone’s hotlist for a number of years), but the right orange can be wonderful. Sienna is that orange.
Whether you use Sienna for tone-on-tone minimalist work, or as a punch of color contrast, this neutral plus is versatile, and helps achieve the artistic vision.”