One of my first shoots for Tom Lane at Ginger Monkey – a highly regarded, award winning Graphic Designer. Tom was obviously keen to capture the texture and detail of the Bicycle Playing cards and pack. The brief called for a dark natural background, so the slate that I have in the studio props cupboard was pressed into service. The hard lighting ensures that the texture is maximised in the images.
The suggested movement in two of the images was a natural progression to enhance the static pack shots and to provide a natural element to the subject.
If you would like to view more of Tom’s work, this is a good place to start – https://www.behance.net/GingerMonkey