Part of my job at the Vermont Woodworking School is to take photos of student work once it is complete. At the end of the Spring Semester I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful coffee table entitled "Through the looking Glass" built by Alicia Dietz. When I am presented with a beautiful piece of furniture I tend to go crazy taking pictures of the piece from every angle and getting every detail. The one challenge in this piece was the glass top. It seemed like most of the students this semester really wanted to make my job hard by adding glass to their projects, Alicia's piece was no exception and I had to use a circular polarizer to cut down on the reflections in the glass.
Alicia's creativity and vision for her photographs helped me tremendously to capture the pure beauty of the table. Even with her help I still ended up with too many photographs to choose from so I left that hard part up to Alicia.
Alicia is a very talented woodworker and it is always a pleasure to collaborate with her and be able to photograph her work. If you want to check out more photos of the table or see the building process please visit Alicia's blog at aliciadietzwoodworking.