Photographing bags for a Swiss brand Fabo design

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Photographing bags for a Swiss brand Fabo designPhotographing bags for a Swiss brand Fabo design
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About the brand

The bag photography not only showcases the beauty and intricacies of bags but also highlights the style and personality of the owner. I was tasked with photographing bags for a luxury Swiss brand. Originally a design firm, this manufacturer specializes in creating handmade, timeless and luxurious creations. They believe there is a market for an all-purpose, high-quality carry bag. The bags are of a rather exceptional craftsmanship, making use of the finest materials sourced from a variety of countries. The bags may appear simple, but upon closer inspection and touch, you are immediately reassured of the bags luxury.

Bag Photography

There were two deliverables to this project of photographing bags. The first task was to create clean and professional bag product images to be used for eCommerce photography purposes. These bag photography images were to be on a white background and nothing fancy or artistic. The carry bag line comes in two colors: black and white; with the black option available in small and large sizes.

While the second deliverable was to rather demonstrate a creative ability and design and produce the hero shots. They gave me complete freedom over coming up with the final results. Their marketing team said to do something interesting bag photography, maybe spend time and play with them and give us something back.

For this, I really spent a lot of time thinking about what I can do. I experimented with several different setups and lighting patterns. This is not something one can wake up in the morning and work straight through the day finishing. I spent even more than a week with these products. I let the brand and ideas incubate in my head for some time until finally, inspiration hit me.

Final Bag Photography Results

For some reason, this one shot, the final image, stuck with me and I believe it most accurately tells the story. The fishing line suspends the bags in the setup. Furthermore, wrapping paper and rods fill the carry bags so as to appear packed. I got them to the desired shapes and then let them finally clash together to create an interaction. The two colors of the bags are in contrast with each other. As they floated almost freely in the are they seamlessly dance under the lights. As a result, the shadows created were compelling.

It’s one of those images that required very light post-production editing. Where the results of the still life happened naturally. Above all, am happy with the results and love how the subjects spoke for themselves with me not needing to over exaggerate or influence the scene much.

What are your thoughts on the final images? Feel free to leave your comments below or on social media.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


How long did it take to photograph the bags for the Swiss company's product line?

The photographer spent more than a week experimenting with different setups and lighting patterns to achieve the desired result.

What were the deliverables for the photography project?

The project had two goals. The first was to create clean and professional product images for eCommerce on a white background. The second was to creatively showcase the bags through a series of Hero Shots.

What was the inspiration behind the final image of the bags?

The final image was inspired by the use of fishing line to hang the bags in the interior, filling the tote bags with wrapping paper and sticks to create a wrapped look, and the bags interacting and clashing with each other to create an interesting composition.

Did the photographer have to edit the final image using post-production techniques?

The final image required minimal post-processing, as the still life was created naturally and the subjects spoke for themselves without the need for excessive manipulation or exaggeration.

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Martin Pitonak

Martin Pitonak is a creative professional and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of experience in the creative industry. His passion for helping businesses in all areas of visual marketing sets him apart in a variety…