Monday, January 31, 2011

An Obvious Lesson That Bears Reminding



So, deciding to have a go at the current "items on top of book pages" photography trend, I selected an attractive-looking volume of Edgar Allan Poe from the shelf, fetched my jewelry, toiled over setting up the perfect shots, and then proceeded to click away.

Somehow a very obvious fact slipped my mind:

Books have words. Yeah, no joke. And people can read words. And Edgar Allan Poe's words aren't always exactly conducive to a happy jewelry shopping mood.

So I now have about 20 otherwise lovely shots that, when looked at upside-down, contain the bold typewritten words "sufferings," "anxiety," and "putrid." Not exactly what I want people thinking about and associating with my jewelry!

Time to get the camera out again. What book should I use this time? Beowulf? Cujo?

Got any stories to share about obvious lessons you've had to learn the hard way?

7 comments:

Melody said...

lol, sad! I'd suggest Jane Austin books, turn 'em to the romantic scenes!

devonaz said...

that is funny,,i came on here to sujest jane austen also..

devonaz said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the other doggie is a chihuhia mix..and that is such a neat idea to snap them on pages..

Deepshade Creations said...

Brilliant! I think the only Jane Austen I own is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which wouldn't be much better than Poe, but I think I do have a couple by the Bronte sisters..

AmyK said...

That is too funny! I, for one, love to think of the word putrid when buying jewelry. Maybe next time you could use Clockwork Orange (shudder)!

HyperspaceHippo said...

LOL! The words can definitely be an issue. I only photograph my bookmarks on top of book pages, because I think it just makes sense to show them as they would be used. I don't know whether it's the best look, though!

Frances said...

LOL!! this is way too funny... i never wouldve thought about it had u not mentioned it... what if u used a dictionary? or printed out definitions of descriptions of your jewelry as the background? :)